Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit Comb Forest After Lawmakers Attack

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Richard Ginika Izuora

The Police in Nasarawa is on the trail of bandits who fired shots at some Lawmakers on transit.

The Police confirmed receiving report of the attack from a member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Samuel Tsebe.

Tsebe, who represents Akwanga South state constituency on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and two other lawmakers were attacked but escaped an alleged assassination attempt on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

The incident occurred along Akwanga-Lafia road.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr Ramhan Nansel confirmed that the lawmaker reported the incident to the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Adesina Soyemi.

According to the PPRO, Tsebe had been attacked along Akwanga-Lafia road at about 10am on Wednesday.

Nansel said that the Commissioner had deployed the anti-kidnapping unit to ransack the area adding that one suspect was arrested.

Tsebe had earlier said after the attack that three of them (all state lawmakers) narrowly escaped assassination during the attack. He explained that he was shot at while driving to Lafia from Akwanga along with two other colleagues; Mr David Maiyaki (APC-Karu/Gitata) and Mr Peter Akwe (PDP- Obi 1).

“When we are approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road; that is between the Police Mobile Training College at Ende Hills, and the village towards the bridge; I heard gun shot at the driver’s side of my car in which I was the one driving.

‘‘The bullet broke down the glasses of my car.

“The shot was targeted at the driver in which I was the one driving. So, this gave me suspicion that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving.

“It is more of an assassination attempt. I have informed the police on the assassination attempt,” he said.

Tsebe expressed gratitude to God for saving their lives; even as he appealed to security agencies to fish out the criminals.

Of the three lawmakers, Akwe was leading ahead in his car followed by Maiyaki; while Tsebe was behind in his own car too when the assassins fired the bullet.

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