Hours after participating in the Osun State Governorship Debate on Channels Television, former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Lasun, has raised the alarm that gunmen invaded his residence in the state on Monday.
Lasun in a tweet on Monday, said the gunmen shot randomly at his residence.
But the former lawmaker did not say whether anyone was shot or properties were destroyed in the shooting incident.
He tweeted, “Just in: gun men in uniforms are presently in my residence shooting sporadically.”
Five hours later, In another tweet, Lasun said, “And (remember) when the disbelievers plotted against you to imprison you, or to kill you, or to expel you (from your home, Makkah); they were plotting and Allah too was plotting, and Allah is the best of plotters. Quran 8 verse 30.”
Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Opalola Yemisi, said the command had launched an investigation into the matter.
“The report got to me this morning. The divisional police officer (DPO) in that area has gone there to confirm to ascertain what really happened,” Opalola said.
The alleged shooting incident occurred hours after Lasun participated in the governorship debate on Channels TV.
Lasun had argued during the debate that to address security challenges state police was inevitable.
According to him, “There is little any state government can do. Amotekun cannot arrest. In the long run, we have to amend the constitution for state police.
“I am going to develop a robust community development association. They will work with Amotekun in collating and passing intelligence information.
“The fundamental problem of insecurity is our constitution. The most potent part of security is intelligence gathering. Our country has porous borders. People just enter the country anyhow.”