- A politician belonging to the APC has narrated how he was almost killed by unknown gunmen in Delta state
- The people behind the attack have not yet been identified
- Nigerians have been expressing concerns about insecurity in the country
Unknown gunmen have opened fire on Olorogun Ovoke Oshasha, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ughelli Town, in Delta state.
Vanguard reported that the politician was reportedly driving when the attackers who drove in a Highlander SUV opened fire on him on Saturday, April 3.
A source told the publication that Oshasha sustained gunshot injuries on his chest, and was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
According to The Nation, the politician who survived the attack said he was trailed by the suspected assassins while on his way to pick up invitation cards from a printing press.
“I sensed danger and immediately engaged my car into reverse. The gunmen shot at me with AK-p47 rifles. I was stuck after the bullets hit my chest and the attackers, taking me for dead, took my phones, hand chain, beads and left."
The Delta state police spokesperson said an investigation has commenced into the incident.
The Cable reported that Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, April 1.
According to Aruwan, the ex-councillor was killed while working on his farm in Ungwan Fada area of the state.
Describing it as a cowardly terrorist attack, he said his administration will not give up the fight against terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.
This was contained in a statement released by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, and shared on his social media pages.