Prominent APC Lawmaker Flees as Hoodlums Unleash Attack in Benue

Prominent APC Lawmaker Flees as Hoodlums Unleash Attack in Benue

  • A federal lawmaker representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo, Philip Agbese, had the intervention of security personnel to thank for the safety of his life
  • Some hoodlums on Thursday, April 4, attacked Igumale in Ado LGA, Benue state, where Agbese was with his constituents for an event
  • It was gathered that the lawmaker was whisked away unhurt by the security agents when the armed criminals unleashed their attack

Chief Philip Agbese, a lawmaker representing Ado/Okpokwu/Ogbadibo Federal Constituency, had an attack scare from hoodlums on Thursday, April 4.

Newsmen gathered that the fearful development took place on Thursday during Agbese's constituency engagement in Igumale, the headquarters of Ado Local Government area, Benue state.

The lawmaker was in the venue when the criminals arrived
Agbese is also the deputy spokesperson of the House of Representatives (Photo: Chief Philip Agbese 4 House Of Reps/Facebook)
Source: Facebook

An eyewitness told The Nation that Agbese, who doubles as the deputy spokesperson of the House of Representatives was engaged in Easter festivities with members of his constituents when youths armed disrupted the ceremony.

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However, Agbese narrowly escaped unhurt as he was whisked away by security personnel, The Nation reports.

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Some of the hoodlums have been arrested by security agencies and investigation has commenced into the development. .

While top natives of Ado Local Government condemned the action of the hoodlums believed to have been sponsored, the lawmaker is yet to be reached to speak on the incident.

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