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APC chairman, orderly escape assassination in Enugu

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye was in the early hours of Saturday attacked by gunmen.

It was learnt that the suspected assassins invaded Nwoye’s Enugu residence around 2 a.m. His police orderly, Gerald Eke, who was shot by the gunmen, is currently at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.

Nwoye said that the attack was political. The chairnan told newsmen that “It is only God that saved my life. It all happened between 2.15 to 2.20 a.m.

“I heard banging on the gate, it persisted for 10 or more minutes. It was followed by gun shots for a long time, the next thing was that Gerald Eke, one of the policemen attached to me started screaming that he has been hit.

“It happened within 5 to 10 minutes, I came out and saw blood gushing from his head. At this point, I was calling the CP, calling DCP operations, he picked and I I told him what was going on. The policeman’s gun was taken. You can see bullet shots in the wall.

“They took him to Parklane from where he was refered him to Orthopaedic Hospital.”

Nwoye while blaming the crisis within his party for the attack, said “It is a shame; this is a politically calculated attempt on my life, I hope they are tracked and made to face the law.

“By now my body would have been deposited in the morgue and life goes on. But my death will not make them to get the positions they are looking for, even if they succeed, it won’t make any difference.

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“But I’m not scared, my worry is that an innocent policeman, whose wife is about to give birth is now lying at the hospital bed and I don’t know his fate.”

Meanwhile, the police say they were working hard to get to the root of the matter.

Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST said “we are handling the matter.”

 
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