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Bandits kill APC chieftain, Bamidele Isibo in Ondo State



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The Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, said that one of its members had been murdered in Imoru community in Ose Local Government Area in the state.

It was learnt that the deceased, identified as Bamidele Isibo, was gunned down by bandits on his way from Imoru to Ifon, where he had gone for political matter, on Saturday and died on Monday. The late APC chieftain was stated to be a member of the state executive committee of the party before his demise.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Alex Kalejaiye, who made this known in a statement, declared that Isibor died due to gunshot wound he sustained during the attack of the bandits. He was aged 62.

The statement read, “The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress regrets strongly the death of one of its members, Hon. Bamidele Emmanuel Isibor. He was 62 years old.

“Until his demise, Hon. Isibor, a retired top civil servant, and father of five, was a member of the State Executive Committee of the party.

“He was a dependable ally, and deeply committed to the development of APC, particularly in Ose Local Government Area, where he was the party’s secretary.

“The party scribe was attacked over the weekend, in company of others, on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government Area. He died of gunshot wounds on Monday.

“The party condemns the violent attack on his stalwart which led to his painful exist, at the time the party is warming up for its congress.

“Security challenge has been a major focus of the APC-led government in Ondo State, for which so much has been done. The attack on Isibor and others has again underscored the need for every stakeholder to support the security initiative of the State Government to stamp out all forms of criminality.

“Praying for the repose of his gentle soul, the party condoles with the Isibor family, his community, and the APC fold in Ose, and indeed, Ondo State, asking God to grant us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

At the point when reached, the Police Public Relations, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, declared that he had not been briefed on the incident.

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