Yesterday, gunmen ambushed the motorcade of Mr. Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo state, and killed four police officers.
Ohakim narrowly avoided death as the four policemen’s car was set on fire by the assailants of the former governor.
The gunmen allegedly intended to shoot the former governor but were unlucky with their objective and were successful in shooting the security car in the ex-convoy. governor’s
At Oriagu in the Imo state’s Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, Ohakim, who presided as governor of Imo from 2007 and 2011, was attacked. Ohakim was reportedly returning from a visit with two of his children when the shooters opened fire.
According to a source close to the former governor, the driver’s quickness was what allowed the ex-governor to flee.
The former governor was the main target, but his driver was clever enough to outsmart them because they were driving to block him, the reliable source claims.
“Disappointed that their primary target had gotten away, they blocked and set fire to his backup car. He was burning along with four police officers.
“It is a marvel that Ohakim is still alive today. It is all by God’s mercy and the foresight of his driver.
He would have been dead by now if it weren’t for that.
“Frustrated and upset that their primary target had gotten away, they blocked and set fire to his backup car. His companions, four policemen, perished in the fire.
Ohakim, who was able to verify the event, was sober.
He was in a bulletproof car, which allowed him to flee.