Three members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly have escaped assassination along Akwanga- Lafia Highway.
The attack occurred at about 10 am on Wednesday, September 1, when Hon Samuel Tsebe (APC- Akwanga South Constituency), Hon David Maiyaki (APC- Karu/ Gitata) and Hon Peter Akwanga PDP- Obi 1, were returning from the burial ceremony of Tsebe’s brother-in-law.
It was gathered that the suspected assassins targeted the vehicle of Hon Tsebe during the attack.
Speaking after the incident, Tsebe expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and the lives of his colleagues.
“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 narrated.
“When we are approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga/Lafia road that is between Police Mobile Training College, Ende Hills and the village towards the bridge. I heard gunshots at the driver’s side of my car in which I was the one driving
“The bullet broke down the glasses of my car. The shots were targeted at the driver in which I was the one driving, so this gave me a suspicion that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving
“It is more of assassination attempt. I have informed the police on the assassination attempt. Thank God my life was saved.” he added.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.
“On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately directed officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of the command, led by CSP Anietie Eyoh, to go after the criminal elements and a suspect has been arrest.” he stated.