Gunmen have killed a policeman and a security guard attached to Assemblyman Kasim Ayilara of Oyo State House of Assembly.

They were killed in a suspected  assassination attempt on the life of the legislator in Ibadan on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learned that the gun- wielding men stormed Ayilara’s house at Bembo, Ibadan, and demanded to see him in the early hours of Thursday.

The deceased were said to have resisted their forceful attempt to enter the house as they could not explain their mission.

“When the argument got to a high point, the invaders realised that their lives were at risk. They shot the policeman and the security guard,’’ a source told NAN.

The duo died instantly and their remains deposited in the Adeoyo Hospital morgue.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Ganiyu Ali, confirmed the story.

Ali told NAN on telephone that the legislator had made a statement to the police on the matter, adding that the police would do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators.

Ayilara, who is one of the eight members of  the  Oyo State House of Assembly suspended in August, could not be reached on phone.

They were suspended over what the House called an unfounded allegation against the state government in the alleged N8.2billion contract scam.