Gunmen have shot dead, the Vice-Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Samuel Kayode, usually referred to as Ekpo Kinkin.
He was shot dead at the Agboju area of Lagos State.
Ekpo, who was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, was at a rally organised by the party at Oriade Local Development Area when the gunmen invaded the rally on Thursday and shot him dead.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killing of the NURTW’s vice chairman.
Bystanders said a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside while the meeting was on, forcing residents involved at the rally to flee for safety.
When those inside the hall rushed to the scene, Kayode was found in the pool of his blood.
The NURTW in Lagos State confirmed the incident to The Punch, noting that the deceased was trying to protect a fellow politician when he was killed.
“He was protecting a fellow politician, Wale Yusuf, from harassment when the gunmen shot him dead,” said Jimoh Buhari, the spokesman for the NURTW Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya.