Insecurity: Ohakim, Former Imo State Governor Escapes Death, Four Policemen Killed As Gunmen Attack Convoy

By Tony Adibe

Gunmen on Monday violently attacked the convoy of former governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and killed four of his police escorts in the process.

NewsBits learnt that Chief Ohakim’s convoy was attacked at Oriagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Monday evening. But the former Governor, who escaped by the whiskers had his backup vehicle bombed, leading to the death of the four policemen in his convoy.

Our correspondent gathered that Ohakim was with two of his children, and was returning from a visit when the gunmen attacked. A source close to the ex-governor disclosed that it took the brevity of the driver of the ex-governor for him to escape. The source said, “his excellency was the main target, but his driver was smart enough to beat them because they were driving to block him.

“Disappointed that their main target had escaped, they blocked his backup vehicle and burnt it. The four policemen with him burnt.” It was learnt that a reinforcement came from Owerri, the state capital and escorted him to his house. Chief Ohakim, was said to be sober following the development, when he eventually spoke to correspondent.

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