Former Adamawa Acting Governor Escapes Assassination
Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintri narrowly escaped an attempt on his life by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen gained access into his Maitama, Abuja residence around 4:00a.m on Monaday while everyone was asleep.
They were said to have opened fire on him but they missed their target.
Fintiri, who is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said his escape from the suspected hired killers was nothing short of miraculous.
“The attackers entered my bedroom around 4:00a.m. on Monday but I thank God that He protected me and my family members from the attackers.”
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa has condemned the attack.
In a statement on Tuesday in Yola, the party state secretary, Abdullahi Prembe, said the incident had further confirmed the insecurity in the country.
He said: “If a man of such status in our country is not safe, what happens to the ordinary man on the street? It is disheartening that such an attempt to assassinate a top chieftain of the PDP is coming close to the 2019 general elections. Under (former) President Goodluck Jonathan, it never happened. This is a clear intimidation of the opposition party.
“The party has viewed the action as not only barbaric, but also a calculated plan to intimidate, cajole and harass top chieftains of the PDP to abandon their role of building a solid democratic foundation through a competitive contest during the 2019 general elections.”
“We called on the Federal Government to beef up security in both Abuja and Yola residences of Fintri as well as homes of our party chieftains in line with the constitutional responsibility of any responsible administration.“