June 21, 2024

The Kogi State Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop John Ibenu on Thursday briefed newsmen how he survived an assassination attempt in Lokoja.

In the same vein, former Minister of Health, Chief Gabriel Aduku narrated how six gunmen invaded his house in Anyigba.

Ibenu told newsmen that he was coming from his village in Kogi East when about seven gunmen whom he suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who were armed with AK47 surrounded his vehicle.

He narrated that four of the men rushed our from Bush and opened fire at his car and another three surrounded from the back and prevented his attempted U-turn.

The attack on Aduku is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Secretary-General, Kogi East Elders’ Council, Mr. Alphonsus Alhassan and made available to newsmen in Lokoja.

It reads, “By the evening of December 18, 2017, Gabriel Aduku, who is the deputy chairman of the Kogi East Elders’ Council, was accosted and manhandled at his residence in Anyigba, Kogi State.

“The hoodlums in their twenties were six in number and were uniformed. Three stayed outside, while three of them, masked, entered his sitting room through his kitchen.

“The hoodlums in their twenties were six in number and were uniformed. Three stayed outside, while three of them, masked, entered his sitting room through his kitchen.

“One of them carried a pump action rifle while the other two had pistols which they pointed at his head and informed him they were sent from Abuja to pick him for questioning. He refused to accompany them despite their physically trying to bundle him out as he insisted he would rather die within his compound if need be.”

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