Obaseki escapes gunmen attack in Edo State

Governor Godwin Obaseki was fortunate enough to escape an attack from a group of mustaches as security guards repelled a group of armed thieves who were trying to block his convoy in the Uhunmwode local government area.

The incident that occurred in the early hours of Monday in the village of Erua, near the international headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in the nearby town of Ehor, the seat of the local community in Uhunmwode State, temporarily interrupted the convoy.

The governor’s convoy was moving slowly without yelling a syren, according to a security source attached to the governor, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 elections for governor.

The thugs who besieged a few yards from a police checkpoint reportedly mistook the convoy for a prominent figure, felled a tree to block the road, apparently to rob motorists and commuters on the road, causing a pandemonium.

Seeing the governor’s convoy, the thugs fired a shot, but security agents attached to the governor and his deputy, the honor. Philip Shaibu, repelled the thieves who fled into the nearby bush.

About 10 minutes before the PDP campaign train travels to a meeting with the Council of Dukes (Enigie) in the Uhunmwode local government area before the start of the neighborhood-to-neighborhood campaign in the local government area .

According to the security source who witnessed the incident, But, who declined to mention his name, said: “They (the armed robbers) thought it was just a VIP coming.

“The Governor’s convoy was not blaring siren and was moving slowly when the attempt was made.“Immediately, the Convoy approached where they laid siege, they fell a tree.
“While we were thinking of what to do, they fired a gunshot. We have to jump out and repelled those miscreants”, he said

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