Officers attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, attacked Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in what some are saying could have been an assassination attempt ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Below is a statement and photos from Governor Wike’s office on the disturbing development.
ARS Personnel/Soldiers attached to the Minister of Transportation attack Governor Wike’s convoy
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday escaped assassination as Special Anti-robbery Squad Operatives and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the motorcade of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi attacked his convoy.
The governor who was on project inspection was attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi Road.
The SARs Personnel and Soldiers in the Minister’s convoy hit down the Governor’s Escort Rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot car.
Mr Debewari , Aide -De- Camp, to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, supervised the attack, which included damage of cameras held by journalists .
Also part of the attack, was the Commander of Rivers SARS, Mr Akin Fakorede who received the Minister of Transportation at the Port Harcourt International Airport and accompanied on his trip.
After the attack, the Rivers State Governor continued with his inspection of Projects.
Governor Wike was not harmed, despite the attack.
The Minister of Transportation had over 50 SARS Personnel , Soldiers and Mobile Policemen in his motorcade.
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Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
11th November, 2017.