It was a thing of joy today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 as three members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly reportedly escaped death following an attack on them by some unknown gunmen at Wowyen Village along Akwanga-Lafia road.
The lawmakers, Samuel Tsebe, representing Akwanga South Constituency, David Maiyaki, representing Karu/Gitata Constituency and Peter Akwe who represents Obi 1 Constituency were returning from the burial ceremony of a brother-in-law to Hon. Tsebe when the gunmen launched an attack on their vehicle, riddling it with bullets.
Tsebe, who described the gory encounter with the gunmen said, “Three of us left Akwanga this morning in our separate vehicles coming to our office in Lafia after the burial of my brother-in-law which was conducted yesterday”.
He continued, “So when we were approaching Wowyen Village along Akwanga-Lafia road, I heard a gunshot which was targeted at the driver’s side of my car and I was the one driving.
“The bullet broke the glass of my car. It was an assassination attempt. I suspect that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving, but I thank God for saving my life and that of my friends”.
In his reaction to the sad story, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Nasarawa State Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who described the incident as true, said, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has directed officers of the Anti-kidnapping unit of the command led by CSP Anietie Eyoh to go after the criminal elements.
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