I thought I was dead, Ikedi Ohakim speaks on convoy attack; death of four police officers
Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, has spoken out about the shooting and deaths of four police officers who were in his convoy on Monday after being attacked by gunmen.
When gunmen opened fire on the former governor’s vehicle in Imo State’s Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, he narrowly avoided death.
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After the unpleasant incident, Ohakim described his ordeal and revealed that his assailants were professionals, not novices.
Between Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano, we were travelling. We were stopped by these people in Umualumaku.
“They attacked us from behind and kept opening fire on our cars. When I saw my son and daughter, I initially believed I had passed away.
“The armoured car was what kept me alive. It is only through God’s special grace and my bulletproof car that I am still alive today.
But sadly for me, four of our boys, including the driver, were killed. It is true that we lost four of the boys, and I am heartbroken. How is that possible? What wrongdoing did they do?
Ohakim claimed that the attackers pursued his car even after his own driver was able to flee the scene.
“They chased after us and kept shooting at our tyres. Fortunately, the car has run-flat tyres, which allow you to keep driving even after a puncture. So the car kept moving even when they fired at the tyres in an effort to stop us. If the car had stopped and they had been regular tyres, they would have cornered and killed us.
“However, the tyres held up until we arrived home. Before arriving home, we spent about 20 minutes driving. The saving grace was that;
The driver, who displayed exceptional driving skills, continued to manoeuvre until he lost them at a fork in the road. He then turned right, and because they did not know where we were going, they took the opposite direction on the road to Umuahia.
“We then made a U-turn and returned to my house. When the Imo Government House sent reinforcements from Owerri with the bodies of my security personnel, we were present.
They were not amateurs, according to Ohakim, who claimed to have seen the attackers.
I must say that this issue transcends the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). These people are trained professionals. They are not typical citizens. They were operating a brand-new BMW 5-series in the colour blue.
“I have no idea what this is about. It is getting worse. Will they not return home again? Are we going to remain in Owerri and Abuja indefinitely without returning to our hometowns? the previous governor
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