Sina Kawonise, Nigerian Compass MD, Shot by Armed men



Unknown gunmen   yesterday attacked and shot Mr. Sina Kawonise, Managing Director and Editor in of Nigerian Compass and Westerner Magazine.

Mr. Kawonise on his way back from Akwa, Anambra State when he waylaid by the armed men around Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State.

They opened fire in order to force his vehicle to stop. The attackers , however, repelled by his two police orderlies.. In the ensuing gun battle Mr. Kawonise shot in the leg by the attackers while one of the two policemen also suffered gunshot wounds.  The armed attackers later fled the scene while.


According to a statement by Mr.  Adegbenro Adebanjo ,editor of  Westerner,  Mr. Kawonise and the wounded policeman evacuated to a nearby hospital. Doctors treating the duo say they are stabilizing.  Kawonise in Awka as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association which held at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka.  He made the journey by road because there no available flight to neigbouring airports to Awka. The Police have commenced investigations into the incident.

 

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