Gunmen attack Odubu, Edo deputy governor

Gunmen attack Odubu, Edo deputy governor

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:12 am

Pius Odubu, Edo deputy governor

Pius Odubu, Edo deputy governor

What could be the motive of gunmen who attacked Pius Odubu, the deputy Governor of Edo State on Saturday in Auchi?

This was the unanswered question as police stepped into the shooting of Odubu at the APC secretariat in Auchi. The man who is gunning to replace his boss in the September elections managed to escape death by the whiskers.

The incident happened at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Auchi as the deputy governor was receiving a delegation.

The attack took place a few minutes after Governor Adams Oshiomhole and Odubu left a party organised by Damian Lawani, representative of the Estako Central Constituency in the House of Assembly.

Some of the injured by the gunmen

Some of the injured by the gunmen. Photo: The Nation

The gunmen reportedly invaded the secretariat and opened fire on the deputy governor and others at the meeting.

Five persons were said to have been critically injured, including the Guard Commander of the Deputy Governor’s Police team who covered his boss during the invasion.

Six delegates and three security details attached to Odubu are said to be in critical conditions.

They are receiving treatment at Faith Medical Centre in Auchi.

The motive of the gunmen was not clear. Pius Odubu has declared his interest in running to succeed his boss, Adams Oshiomhole. The election will take place 10 September.

*Adapted from TheNation.


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