SARS, Army Attack Wike's Convoy, Says Wike's Aide

Leslie Hanson
November 13, 2017

A bloody clash was on Saturday recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State between the security convoys of Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi.

Wike's accusation comes barely 24 hours after he escaped an alleged assassination attempt involving his security aides and that of the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.

"The incident occurred in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis".

"The SARS personnel and soldiers in the minister's convoy mowed down the governor's escort rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot auto".

He said one of the minister's aides supervised the attack, which included damage of cameras held by journalists.

"The public is aware that the Minister of Transport has been making attempts on the life of Governor Wike, and in all of the attempts, the Commander of SARS in Rivers State, Mr. Fakorede is ever ready to lead the ill-advised onslaught", the statement read in part.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike accused the Federal Government of creating crisis in the state using the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.

The minister was said to have had scores of SARS personnel, soldiers and mobile policemen in his motorcade.

Mr. Wike was unhurt, the statement said. His auto wasn't that lucky though.

Reacting to Saturday's attack on his convoy, Wike urged his people not be surprised at the level of desperation by the Minister of Transportation, noting that they should expect worst actions by the APC in the future.

"Accompanied by cars of many of his supporters, the minister's black SUV was intercepted and blocked at the junction by the security motorcycle outrider attached to Wike after two cars had passed through".

"Suddenly, security men attached to Wike's convoy surrounded the minister's auto, threatening to shoot him. While the attack occurred, Wike remained inside his vehicle". They hit the vehicle, tried to smash the windscreens, windows and broke a side mirror. All through this attack, Amaechi remained calm, inside the fortified Jeep. Wike also stayed inside his vehicle.

However, Mr. Amaechi denied the claims, saying that "gun-totting security men attached to Wike's convoy" surrounded Mr. Amaechi's vehicle, threatening to shoot him. "Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike's convoy, surrounded the minister's auto, threatening to shoot him".

Report of the sad incident was immediately lodged at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Rivers Police Command, headed by Zaki Ahmed, while Ubaji's rifle had not been recovered, with Ewelu and other injured policemen still receiving treatment in undisclosed hospitals in Port Harcourt, as at press time.

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