Edo 2020: Governor Obaseki attacked again in Benin

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was on Monday attacked by a group of armed robbers at Erua Village in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state.

was learned that security operatives repelled the attackers who attempted to block his convoy near the Jehovah’s Witness international headquarters, adjacent Ehor town. This newspaper reports that this is the second time the governor has been attacked,

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was on Monday attacked by a group of armed robbers at Erua Village in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state.

It was learned that security operatives repelled the attackers who attempted to block his convoy near the Jehovah’s Witness international headquarters, adjacent Ehor town. This newspaper reports that this is the second time the governor has been attacked,

According to a source, the governor’s convoy was said to be moving slowly without blaring a siren when the incident happened. He said the hoodlums laid siege a few metres away from a police checkpoint was said to have mistaken the convoy for a prominent personality.

The source added that the bandits allegedly fell a tree to block the road apparently to rob motorists and commuters on the road, thereby causing pandemonium.

He added that upon sighting the Governor’s convoy, the hoodlums fired a gunshot, but the security operatives attached to the Governor and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shuaibu repelled the robbers who fled into the nearby bush.

According to the security source who witnessed the incident, but, declined to mention his name, said, “They (the armed robbers) thought it was just a VIP that was coming.

“The Governor’s convoy was not blaring siren and was moving slowly when the attempt was made.“Immediately, the Convoy approached where they laid siege, they fell a tree.

“While we were thinking of what to do, they fired a gunshot. We have to jump out and repelled those miscreants”, he said

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