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Gunmen Attack Governor Obaseki’s Convoy

Security operatives have repelled some armed robbers who attempted to attack the convoy of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the State.

The incident which occured on Monday morning at Erua Village near the Jehovah’s Witness international headquarters in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the State, brought the convoy to halt temporarily.

The Governor’s convoy was moving slowly without blaring a siren, according to a security source attached to the Governor, who is also the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election.

The hoodlums, who laid siege few metres away from a police checkpoint, were said to have mistaken the convoy for a prominent personality.

Upon sighting the Governor’s convoy, the hoodlums fired a gunshot, but the security operatives attached to the Governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, repelled the robbers who fled into nearby bushes.

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

“The Governor’s convoy was not blaring siren and was moving slowly before the incident occurred.

“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 had jump out and repelled those miscreants”, he said.

Oluwakayode Banjo

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