The Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Compass and Westerner Magazine, Mr. Sina Kawonise was on Monday shot by suspected armed robbers while on his way from Anambra State. Kawonise, a former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State had gone to attend the 17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association which was held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He was the keynote speaker at the event.
The incident took place near Ikeji Arakeji in Osun State. The robbers shot at the vehicle in order to force it to stop. The robbers were however repelled by the two policemen who accompanied the MD as they fired back at the robbers. While Mr. Kawonise was hit in the leg, one pof the policemen too suffered gunshot wounds.
Street Journal gathered that he had to travel by road as there was no flight available to airports close to Awka.
They are being treated in a hospital in Osun State.