Gunmen on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Abia state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu in Aba, the commercial hub of the state. The gunmen were said to be robbers attacking a passenger bus, when his convoy encountered them.
The governor, who shuttles to work daily from Aba to Umuahia was on his way back to the city around 8.30pm when his convoy ran into gunmen suspected to have laid wait for him at Aba/ Owerri road. A PDP chieftain from Ibeku area of Umuahia said Ikpeazu has never slept at the Governor’s Lodge at Umuahia since he was inaugurated as Abia state governor.
As they sighted the amber light, the gunmen opened fire on Ikpeazu’s pilot car conveying his security details, but the security details overpowered the gunmen who fled the area.
While the governor escaped unhurt as no member of his security team.