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Gunmen, on Monday, attacked the residence of Mr Lasun Yusuf, Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for the July 16 governorship election in the state.

The Osun State Police Command via its spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, has confirmed the incident.

Opalola said that 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.

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It was gathered that the gunmen stormed his residence in Ilobu of Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State around 1:00 a.m but were resisted by his security guards who engaged them in a fierce battle.

According to the LP candidate who is a former House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, the attack lasted for 20 minutes and his security details were able to repel the assailants without recording any casualties.

“At about 1 a.m., my house was attacked; the evidence is very prominent, and my building is riddled with bullets.

“In the last three governorship debates we have had, I have never attacked anybody on how to govern Osun.

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“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 the evidence gathered had been handed over to the police,’’ he said.

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