Three members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly narrowly escaped assassination on their way home from a burial ceremony on the Akwanga-Lafia Highway on Wednesday.
Hon. Samuel Tsebe (APC- Akwanga South), Hon. David Maiyaki (APC- Karu/ Gitata), and Hon. Peter Akwanga PDP were among those who were attacked around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The gun was targeted at Hon. Tsebe’s vehicle as Hon. was in his car ahead, followed by Hon. Maiyaki, who was also in his car. Hon Tsebe was approaching in his car when the assassins opened fire.
“As we approach Wowyen village on the Akwanga/Lafia road, which runs between the Police Mobile Training College.
“I heard gunshots coming from the driver’s side of my car, which I was driving at the time, my car’s windshield was shattered by the bullets.
“The shots were aimed at the driver and I was the one driving, I suspected that someone was watching my movements and I was the one behind the wheel.
“It’s more of an assassination attempt,
“I’ve reported the incident to the authorities. I thank God my life was saved and the lives of his colleagues”, Hon.Tsebe said.