Gunmen Attack Edo LG Boss House During Party

Gunmen Attack Edo LG Boss House During Party
Gunmen Attack Edo LG Boss House During Party

The Chairman of the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, Andrew Osigwe, on Tuesday said he escaped assassination attempt when gunmen attacked his house in the Ihievbe area of the council.
Osigwe, who spoke on telephone, said he was not in the house when the gunmen came, but added that his wife and three sons were in the house and escaped unhurt.

He clarified that his family was in the compound celebrating the birthday of his last son with a few family friends gunmen who came to his house and fired indiscriminately before heading to a neighboring village.

He said his vehicle parked inside the compound was riddled with bullets apart from breaking window-glasses in the building.

He blamed the attack on the state All Progressives Congress, saying its leaders were bent on winning the upcoming election to governorship by all means.

He said:-

“I was told of plans to assassinate me before the election but not when and how it will happen. I wrote a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the state Commissioner of Police when I learnt of the plot, but nothing was done.”

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