Opunabo Nko-Tariah, the special adviser on media and publicity to the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has expressed surprise at the manner at which he escaped a assassination attempt.
According to Vanguard report, assassins had attempted to murder Nko-Tariah on Thursday, October 22.
Narrating the incident in the state capital on Friday, October 23, the media aide said that the gunmen targeted him and opened fire on his vehicle at Israel Ama Bridge, Buguma community in Asari Toru local government area.
He said: “I am still shocked over what happened. I was completely confused. The police escort told me not to stop the car and that I should continue to move on. It was God that saved my life.
“They (gunmen) thought I was at the back of the car and that was why they targeted that point. With the tinted glasses, they had concluded that I was probably at the owner’s seat and they riddled the back side of the car with bullets.
The media spokesman to Governor Wike narrated that the volleys of gunshots smashed one of the windscreens of the car.
“At a point, the escort who was by my side in the vehicle had to quickly open the door and shot back at the assassins,” Nko-Tariah said.
He said: “It was a close shave with death and I thank God for His divine intervention. I am a simple man; I don’t owe anybody and I am not covetous. So, why would somebody want to take my life?”
Gov. Wike’s Media Aide Survives Assassination
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