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Breaking: Wike escapes assassination attempt

BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME

PORT HARCOURT – GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike alleged that he escaped assassination attempt Saturday as soldiers and men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, allegedly on the convoy of the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi attacked Wike’s convoy in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Scene of the attack on the convoy of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike by soldiers and SARS Personnel attached to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday at Wanja junction on the Trans-Amadi road in Port Harcourt.

A statement by the governor’s media aide, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, said the ugly incident happened at Nwanja junction, Trans Amadi road when the governor was inspecting ongoing road construction job in the area.

The statement said the governor’s out rider was allegedly hit by the convoy and the Policemen in the Pilot car attacked.

Wike according to the statement was not hurt, he continued with his inspection of the road project after the incident.

Effort to get the Spokesman of 6 Division, Nigerian army in Port Harcourt, Colonel Aminu Ilyasu and the Police comment on the allegation was futile. At press time Colonel Ilyasu had not responded to a text message from our Correspondent to him for comment on the alleged incident.


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