The Managing Director of Nigerian Compass, Mr. Sina Kawonise and his police orderly were yesterday shot by unknown gunmen.
Reports say Kawonise who was Commissioner of Information during ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel’s tenure, was attacked by the gunmen around Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State on his way back from Awka, Anambra State.
A statement by media aide to Gbenga Daniel, Adegbenro Adebanjo revealed that the gunmen opened fire in order to force his vehicle to stop.
“The attackers were, however, repelled by his two police orderlies. In the ensuing gun battle Mr Kawonise was shot in the leg by the attackers while one of the two policemen also suffered gunshot wounds.
“The armed attackers later fled the scene while Mr Kawonise and the wounded policeman were evacuated to a nearby hospital. Doctors treating the duo said they were stabilizing.
“Kawonise was in Awka as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association which held at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka,” the statement read.
SOURCE: Vanguard Nigeria