The Enugu State Chairman of the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ben Nwoye, narrowly escaped death on Saturday, October 27th after being attacked by suspected hired assassins.

The hoodlums, it was learnt, stormed his Independence Layout, Enugu, residence at about 2:30a.m on Saturday and shot one of the Police personnel attached to him.

It was gathered that the cop, identified as Gerald Eke, sustained severe injuries from gunshots and is currently receiving treatment at the Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu.

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Describing the attack, Nwoye, who thanked God for saving his life, said the attack was political.

“I heard banging on the gate, it persisted for 10 or more minutes. It was followed by gun shots for a long time. Then Gerald Eke, one of the policemen attached to me, began to scream.

“Everything happened within 5 to 10 minutes. I came out and saw blood gushing from his head. At that point, I called the CP, and DCP operations. He picked the call so I told him what was going on. The policeman’s gun was taken. You can see bullet shots in the wall. They took him to Parklane from where he was referred to Orthopedic Hospital.”

The Independence Layout Police Station, the State Director of State Security Service had inspected the scene of incident, and the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the incident.

It was further gathered that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, has directed that security be beefed up around the party chairman and his family members.

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