- Tragedy struck in the night of Thursday, December 23, when some armed men of the underworld attacked a Delta lawmaker
- The victim, Honourable Reuben Izeze, was shot at close range while his driver was abducted but later released
- However, Izeze survived the attack and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state
A member of the Delta state House of Assembly, Hon Reuben Izeze, who represents Ughelli South Constituency in Effurun, Uvwie local government area, was shot by gunmen on Thursday, December 23.
Vanguard reports that the gunmen opened fire at Izeze’s vehicle at a very close range in the night of Thursday.
Luckily, Izeze survived the attack and is said to be receiving treatment in a hospital that was not disclosed, The Sun added.
It was also gathered that the lawmaker’s driver who was kidnapped during the attack was later released by the criminals.
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The worrisome incident has been confirmed by the spokesman of the police command in the state, Bright Edafe.
Unknown gunmen strike again abduct lawmaker's wife, children
Meanwhile, unknown gunmen had reportedly abducted the wife and two children of a Katsina state lawmaker, Dr. Ibrahim Aminu Kurami.
The family were abducted on Saturday night, September 4, after the bandits invaded Kurami, the hometown of the lawmaker representing Bakori constituency in Katsina House of Assembly.
A source speaking to newsmen, some bandits who came on motorcycles blocked the Funtua-Katsina road while the abduction of the Kurami family went on at his home.
According to the report, the incident occurred nearly a year after the lawmaker himself was kidnapped.
Bandits free 4 kidnapped victims after 67 days as gift to northern community
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that six out of the 28 people who were abducted by bandits from Batsari town of Katsina state had regained their freedom.
The victims had been kidnapped in May along with 22 others when the gunmen invaded the town.
After holding the resident captive for 67 days, the bandits noted that 4 out of the 6 were released as Sallah gifts to their community in Katsina.