Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed the secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Hon. Dele Isibor.
It was gathered that 62-year-old Isibor was on his way from Imoru to Ifon, headquarters of Ose LG with three other persons on Sunday, June 20, when the gunmen shot at their car.
The APC chieftain was hit by bullet while the kidnappers were said to have abducted three other passengers in the vehicle. He was rushed to the hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wounds on Monday, June 21.
It was further gathered that the three other victims abducted by the gunmen were released after payment of ransom by their families.
The Publicity Secretary of APC in Ondo State, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, who confirmed the incident in a statement described the killing of Isibor as shocking and devastating.
“The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regrets strongly the death of one of its members, Hon. Dele Isibor. Until his demise, Hon. Isibor was a member of the State Executive Committee of the party,” the statement read.
“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 it’s stalwart which led to his painful exist, at the time the party is warming up for it’s congress.”
Moreover, the party called on the people of the state to support the state-owned security network(Amotekun) for proper safeguard of life and property across the 18 local government areas of the state.
“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 condole 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.” he added.
Meanwhile, after he was shot, Isibor had taken to Facebook to thank God for cheating death.
“This God is wonderful. Yes, it’s another Sunday.The death that would have taken me away has just removed my cap. Glory be to God. I appreciate Family,Friends and Well wishers. You all are awesome. Special thanks to a friend indeed Dr.Adelabu of Adelabu medical center. Happy Sunday.” he wrote.