From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Three members of Nasarawa State House of Assembly have reportedly escaped death, following an attack on them by unknown gunmen at Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road in Nasarawa State.
The Voice gathered the three members of the House, Samuel Tsebe who represents Akwanga South Constituency, David Maiyaki, representing Karu/Gitata Constituency and Peter Akwe representing Obi 1 Constituency were returning from the burial ceremony of a brother-in-law to Mr Tsebe when the gunmen launched an attack on their vehicle.
Narrating his ordeal, Mr Tsebe said: “Three of us left Akwanga this morning in our separate vehicles coming to our office in Lafia after the burial of my brother-in-law which was conducted yesterday. So, when we were approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road, I heard a gun shot which was targeted at the driver’s side of my car and I was the one driving.”
“The bullet broke the glass of my car. It was an assassination attempt. I suspect that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving but I thank God for saving my life and that of my friends,” he added.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ramhan Nansel said: “On receipt of the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately directed officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command, led by CSP Anietie Eyoh to go after the criminal elements and a suspect has been arrested.”