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Edo commissioner escapes death after home attack, as assailants threaten return

Unknown gunmen, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked the residence of Hon. Damian Lawani, who is Commissioner for Sports in the state.

Fortunately, at the time of the attack Hon. Lawani was not at home.

However, some members of Lawani’s family were injured. The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically into the building, damaging some properties.

Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, alleged that the attack on Lawani was part of the execution of the tasks handed to the thugs.

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According to Crusoe, “The gunmen, who did not meet the commissioner at home, shot sporadically at other residents, destroying belongings and leaving Lawani’s family in pains with injuries.

 “The assailants, who promised to return to inflict more pains on the commissioner and his family, dropped a message with the inscription: ‘Damian Lawani, you are lucky we did not meet you at home, but we promise that we are coming back for you. If you like tighten security.”