No One is Safe Anymore: Nigerian Senator Wails After Surviving 2 Attacks in 1 Day
- A PDP senator, Clifford Ordia, has recounted how his convoy was attacked twice on his way to Abuja on Monday, April 26
- Ordia said three of the policemen were injured by bullets from gunmen during a crossfire
- However, the lawmaker narrated that with the help of villagers in Abuja, the attackers were forced to flee
- The experience forced Ordia to confess that nowhere is safe anymore in Nigeria
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Senator Clifford Ordia of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called on the federal government to overhaul Nigeria's security architecture, warning that no one was safe anymore in the country.
Ordia said this after an armed gang attacked his convoy while he was returning from Edo to Abuja on Monday, April 26, Daily Trust reports.
The federal lawmaker representing Edo state central told journalists on Wednesday, April 28, that the gunmen opened fire on his convoy along the Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi, injuring three of his security aides, The Cable also reported.
Ordia, who stated that he is still traumatised after the horrible experience, narrated his ordeals:
"During the exchange, three of the policemen sustained gun wounds. One of them was critically injured. We had to immediately rush them to the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi state.
“They did their best and were able to stabilise them. I’d to immediately put a call across the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja to be on standby. One of the policemen had a bullet lodged close to his liver.
“We met another setback around Abaji. There was traffic because of the incident and because we had to save the lives of the wounded policemen, we decided to make a move. They opened fire on us. Some vigilantes had to join the policemen and they were chased into the bush."
Meanwhile, the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Omuma in Oru East local government area, was on Saturday, April 24, torched by an unknown gang of gunmen who also succeeded in killing a security officer.
A source said the invaders in a gun battle with security operatives, shot dead two of them, adding that the inferno destroyed vehicles around the governor's house.
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The horrible incident was confirmed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba.