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Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Former PDP Local Gov't Chairman In Ondo State

Unknown gunmen earlier today assassinated a former local government caretaker committee chairman of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Niyi Pirisola.

A source who spoke to SaharaReporters correspondent in a phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of Friday.

"He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown," the source said. 

The source further said the tenure of the deceased and the chairman of the local area witnessed "bloody violence".

A police officer in the town also confirmed the news to our correspondent in the phone.

"Yes,  he was assassinated by yet to be identified gunmen and his body has been deposited at the Okitipupa General Hospital.

"We (Police) have begun our investigation into the murder case by interrogating members of his family, " the officer said.

SaharaReporters contacted one of his close aides, but his mobile phone was switched off as at the time of this report.


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