Suspected herdsmen shoots politician in Oyo State



A former House of Representatives candidate on the platform of Accord party during the 2015 general elections, Dr. Fatai Aborode has been reportedly shot dead.

Aborode, Chief Executive Officer, Kunfayakun Green Treasures Limited, was allegedly killed near his farm, along Apodun village, Iganagan by suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Friday evening.

It was gathered that Aborode, a politician and prominent farmer, was killed just as he was leaving his farm around 4pm in company of his manager on a motorbike.

The manager (name not given), who was said to have escaped gunshots, reportedly fled the scene.

A source said, Suspected Fulani herdsmen just killed a former house of representatives candidate on the platform of Accord party during the 2015 general poll in Igangan, Ibarapa North West Local Council Development Authority, Dr Fatai Aborode.

He was said to have been attacked by the hoodlums on his farm, macheted severally and he died while being rushed to a nearby hospital.

All efforts to get the reactions of the police was abortive as at the time of this report whike calls made to the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, were not successful and text message sent to him has not been replied.

The source said no arrest had been made at the time of filing this report.

He died in between Tapa and Aiyete community on his way to an hospital in Igboora.

Atinuke Nukay

Atinuke Nukay is a Presenter/Reporter for TV360 Nigeria, Abuja Bureau.  She is a Media/Communication professional, who has worked as a ICT journalist, and is also specialized in Business, Telecommunications, Gender Issues and several other Beat-reporting for more than a decade.  Atinuke currently covers the National Assembly for TV360. She has garnered robust and wide international exposure over the years.  She is a member of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and also the Vice President, Nigeria Information Technology Reporters' Association (NITRA) Abuja Chapter. A graduate of Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. Atinuke is a business communication strategist and image perception management professional and a member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

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