Umuahia - Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Wednesday night attacked the convoy of Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.
The governor’s convoy came under heavy fire while approaching a robbery scene at the ever busy Aba-Owerri Road.
The governor was returning to Umuahia, the state capital, after visiting Aba.
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The robbers were robbing a Lagos bound bus when a pilot security van without siren and amber light approached the area.
On sighting the security vehicle, the gunmen were said to have opened fire without knowing that it was the governor’s convoy.
Though no life was lost, sources said that the security details attached to the governor fired sporadic shots, which scared the robbers away.
- News 24