JUST IN: Gunmen kill Oyo lawmaker

A House of Assembly member in Oyo state has been assassinated, The Cable is reporting.

According to the report, the lawmaker representing Orelope constituency in the state house of assembly, Gideon Aremu was murdered last night by unknown gunmen. A source who confirmed the authenticity of the report said the gunmen trailed the lawmaker to his residence in Egbeda local government are of the state before pumping several bullets into his body. Confirming the story, spokesman of the Oyo police command, Adekunle Ajisebutu said investigation into the assassination has already begun.

His words: “I can confirm that the incident happened late yesterday, and the police have swung into action.” Meanwhile, following the twin explosions and gunfire that recently rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport in Turkey, that left 36 people dead and more than 40 people wounded, Nigerian authorities has responded swiftly by beefing up security at major airports.