How I Escaped Assassination, Atiku’s Rivers Campaign DG Narrates


The Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, who escaped an assassination attempt by the whiskers Thursday midnight, said he never knew “it was so easy to die”.

Sekibo, who spoke on Arise TV on Sunday, narrated how he was attacked while going to a rally venue after receiving information that the venue was on fire.

“We thank God for His mercy. I never knew it was so easy to just die like that.

“Late in the night on Thursday, I got the message that the venue for the PDP presidential campaign rally was on fire. I said ‘how is this possible?”, he stated.

The campaign DG said he decided to go to the venue of the incident, saying when he stopped and saw from a distance, “I could see Hilux vehicles parked on the right side of the road and fire coming out of the proposed (rally) venue, and I drove past.”

“As I drove past, I told the driver to turn around; by this time, the persons in those vehicles had come out; people in police uniforms.

“As we were coming back, the next thing (I noticed) was a rain of bullets and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” the DG narrated.

Narrating how he escaped being killed, Sekibo said he and his driver had to stop when they got to a place where people queued at a filling station.

He said after some five minutes, those Hilux vehicles sped past them.

The PUNCH reports that the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, while reacting to the incident said he never sponsored any assassination attempt on anybody.

“Let me use this opportunity to debunk an allegation that some persons may have made that one Abiye Sekibo said that I sponsored an attempted assassination on his life.

“I want to state categorically clear; all of us from Rivers State know who is who. We know who has killed so many people in this state,” Wike said during a rally at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday


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