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Ex Imo Governor, Ikedia Ohakim Recounts Bitter Ordeal During Attack On Convoy

Ikedia Ohakim, a former governor of imo state has shared his awful ordeal in the hands of gunmen who attacked his Convoy, resulting to the death of four police orderlies.

The unfortunate Incident which occurred late Monday evening left many including the former governor in complete shock, as the assailants rained bullets on his Convoy.

However, thanks to God, through the instrumentality of his bullet proof vehicle, he managed to escape unhurt.

According to the Governor, he felt Devastated’ and heart broken over the death of four of his boys, and he had narrowly escaped by the special grace of God.

The vehicle which conveyed him also helped in his escape, as though the Assilants targeted his tires, they couldn’t get to them due to a special feature embedded in the car which could see it go far Distances even on flat tires.

Ohakim continued;

“They pursued us and continued firing at our tyres. Luckily, the vehicle has what is called run-flat tyres on which you can continue driving even after a puncture. So, even when they shot at the tyres hoping to immobilise us, the vehicle continued moving. If they were ordinary tyres and the vehicle had stopped, they would cornered and finished us.

“But the tyres held on until we got back home. We drove for about 20 minutes before we got home. That was the saving grace.”

“The driver who manifested tremendous level of driving skill kept manoeuvring until he lost them at a junction when he went right and not knowing where we had gone, they headed the other direction on the road to Umuahia.

“We then turned and went back to my house. We were there when Imo Government House sent reinforcement from Owerri who brought the corpses of my security people.”

Ohakim, who said he saw the assailants said they were not amateurs.

“This goes beyond the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I must say. These are professionals, well-trained. They are not ordinary people. They were driving a blue colour BMW 5-series car, brand new. They came to kill me.”

Ohakim Futher lamented over the worsening security situation in Imo State.


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