The Police in Osun have confirmed that gunmen attacked the residence of Lasun Yusuf, the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for the July 16 governorship election.
Yemisi Opalola, the Police’s spokesperson in Osun confirmed that an unspecified number of armed men attacked the residence of the politician in the early hours of yesterday in the state.
The report states that the assailants shot at Lasun’s building, but could not gain access before security operatives attached to the candidate launched a counterattack that repel them.
The attack was reported at the Ilobu Police Station and the Divisional Police Officer was at the scene of the attack to assess the situation.
Lasun, the LP candidate and former House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, had earlier told newsmen that gunmen attacked his residence at about 1a.m. He stated that the attack lasted for 20 minutes and his security details were able to repel the assailants with no casualty recorded.
“In the last three governorship debates we have had, I have never attacked anybody on how to govern Osun. Unfortunately, this attack, to my surprise lasted for about 20 minutes. We have evidence of those that actually carried out the attack. The police have been to my house to assess the situation and gathered enough evidence’’ he said.