Former Imo State Governor Ikedi Ohakim on Monday escaped death as gunmen attacked his convoy, killing four of his police escorts in the process.
It was learned that Ohakim’s convoy was attacked at Oriagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Monday evening.
Ohakim who escaped by the whiskers had his backup vehicle bombed, leading to the death of the four policemen in his convoy.
It was gathered that Ohakim was with two of his children and was returning from a visit when the gunmen struck.
A source close to the ex-governor disclosed that it took the brevity of the driver of the ex-governor for him to escape.
“His excellency was the main target but his driver was smart enough to beat them because they were driving to block him.
“Disappointed that their main target had escaped, they blocked his backup vehicle and burnt it. The four policemen with him were burnt.”
Reinforcement came from Owerri, the state capital and escorted him to his house.
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