Gunmen shoot Compass Newspaper Managing Director

The Managing Director of Nigerian Compass Newspaper, Sina Kawonise, sustained gun injuries from the ordeal. 


Nov. 6 (Premium Times)-Gunmen on Tuesday shot the Managing Director of Nigerian Compass Newspaper, Sina Kawonise, and a police orderly attached to him.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr. Kawonise was on his way back from Awka, Anambra State when he was waylaid by the armed men around Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State.

The gunmen allegedly opened fire in order to force his vehicle to stop. The attackers were, however, intercepted by Mr. Kawonis’s two orderlies.

As the gun battle ensued, the newspaper boss was shot in the leg by the attackers while one of the two policemen also suffered gunshot wounds.

The attackers later fled the scene while Mr. Kawonise and the wounded policeman were evacuated to a nearby hospital.

Mr. Kawonise was in Anambra as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association which held at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka.

The media aide to the newspaper publisher, Adegbenro Adebanjo, confirmed the attack.

He said Mr. Kawonise and his orderly are at the hospital and are responding to treatment; and added that police have commenced investigations into the incident.

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