Oshiomhole escapes death again Reviewed by Momizat on . The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday escaped death for the second time when unknown gunmen attacked his convey on his way from Usen to Benin. [c The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday escaped death for the second time when unknown gunmen attacked his convey on his way from Usen to Benin. [c Rating:
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Oshiomhole escapes death again

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday escaped death for the second time when unknown gunmen attacked his convey on his way from Usen to Benin.

Governor Oshiomhole of Edo State

Mr Oshiomhole had paid a visit to the Onogie of Usen, His Royal Highness Oluogbe II at his palace and was on his way back when the incident occurred.

In a press statement, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, confirmed the incident.

“At about 6pm local time, Governor Oshiomhole’s convoy left the palace. It had not travelled too far down the road when it ran into a barricade. Naturally, the security details attached to the governor came down to remove the bar. As they were clearing the [place], tens of heavily armed thugs emerged from nowhere and opened fire on the governor for several seconds,” the statement reads.

The statement said that the governor was able to escape the attack unhurt.

“… dutifully, the brave security details attached to the governor, supported by an additional contingent of regular policemen deployed to maintain law and order, rose to the occasion. They were able to shield the governor, key government functionaries and others including leaders of Edo Action Congress of Nigeria to safety without sustaining any human casualties”.

Several cars in the convoy were riddled with bullets.

In April, Mr Oshiomhole had escaped a ghastly motor accident involving his motorcade and a tipper lorry on the Afuze-Auchi Road in Edo North Senatorial District of Edo state.

The governor had gone to receive defectors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, to his party the Action Congress of Nigeria, in Afuze, the headquarters of Owan East Local Government of the state and was returning to Benin City when the accident occurred.

Three journalists in the governor’s convoy including Olatunji Jacobs, George Okosun both of Independent Television (ITV) Benin City and Fidelis Ohani of African Independent Television (AIT) and the bus driver lost their lives in the accident.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/solayiwola2 Segun Olayiwola

    shame to the devil and his tools. they will never prevail. all these for politics. which way Nigerians.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fidelis.ayibaebi.7 Fidelis Duba

      politics is a dirty game God for forbid shame on to Politicians,betrayers wicked and selfish people Na only God go judge them wasting innocent blood in the name of politics 

  • Meshackhart

    What is happening in this country, http://www.tatafonaija.blogspot.com

  • Florencedoor

    Nigeria and politics

  • Imam Kafinhausa

    PDP please  allow votes to count not gun, assassinating Comrade will not change destiny, I pray for my brothers and sister in Edo State to have peaceful, free and election

  • Eigberibin

    wy is it that nigerian politics is always associated with violence and killings? so politicians cant change their approach of killings to attain political power rather than canvass for votes from the electorates to win elections in this country? it is time for us to change our attitude towards

  • Igbinedion

    HOW CAN TENS OF HEAVILY ARMED MEN BARRICADE A ROAD AND ON RETURNING YOU AIDES CAME DOWN TO REMOVE THE BARICADE AND NON OF THEM LOST THEIR LIFE? EVEN WHEN THE HUDLOMS OPENED FIRE THE BULLET DID NOT TOUCH ANYONE? THE STORY IS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE TRUE. NEW AGENCIES PLS ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE PUTTING UP NEWS. I AM NOT A POLITICIAN AND I DO NOT VOTE BECUASE NO RIGHTEOUS POLITICIAN. THE PRESENT INCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN PLANNED BY ACN TO LAY BLAMES OR CALL PDP A BAD PARTY. OSHIOMOLE BEWARE OF HYPOCRITS AND DO NOT STAIN YOUR ALREADY GOOD NAME. THIS INCIDENT OF YOUR IS A SET UP. FINE WE KNOW PDP EDO, IS BAD BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT YOU ARE TAKING IT.

    • Adetola Julius

      Igbinedion,
      It baffles me too that none of the governor’s aides was injured. I am not going to the extreme view of an Edo-ACN set up..but the story is just not complete. Something is missing somewhere~ 

    • Tolumur

       When will you believe, when his obituary is announced right? Have there been political assassinations in Nigeria in the past? You know the answer to that and in case you don’t, dial heaven and find out from Bola Ige, Funso Williams and the list goes on. Has any political assassination ever been solved or the culprit captured in this country? You know the answer to that too so lets not bother. If i was Oshiomole, i would set a trap for them, then the whole world will know.

      • Nwanta

        Tolumur not this sort of story. The attack was planned by ACN to give the other party a bad name.

        • Usman

          Nwanta, maybe you happen to be one of those ten thugs, that’s why you talked like this.  

  • linzo

    From the incident narrated in the news, how many
    people died or injured from either side?  This is a blunt lie.  As at yesterday a close relative in Usen told
    me that Oshiomhole’s aid shot three students of Edo State Institute Of Technology &
    Management, Usen. Media Houses should please investigate
    any news before publishing it to the public so that they will not be misleading
    the public. Or are you aiding and abetting political criminalities?  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4FK7CAZKNCI6QBU2YSEMPB2AO4 Willis

      @linzo how much pdp pay you?

  • meme

    haba Comrade!! this story no make sense at all.. ur men werent in the car o, they came out to remove the barricade that means they were exposed….how is it then that these men escaped without a scratch….not even the so called “assasins” were injured? even James bond dey wound naw…. now u go say na pdp do u…. mwtcheew

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4FK7CAZKNCI6QBU2YSEMPB2AO4 Willis

      fellow citizen make una dey face reality of una life….. @meme were you there?

  • smh

    “ tens of heavily armed thugs emerged from nowhere ”………..
     ”key government functionaries and others…… without sustaining any human casualties”,….. and again “Several cars in the convoy were riddled with bullets”??????????????  Abeg if una wan deceive us make una use foreign language!!!

  • Poko

    OSHIOBABA THIS STORY NO ENTER. YOU ARE SETTING UP PDP. I THOUGHT YOU CANNOT LIE. YOU SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED THEN. ALL OF YOU ARE THE SAME.

  • Felix

    If this story is true, then there should be several casualties. Because I know all the actors are not on bullet proof vest. Lord have mercy on our country

  • Yosi Sammy

    God will punish the godfather from Esan land that is doing all these to weaken Oshiomhole’s hand.  He is in his 80s, yet he won’t let the young be.  He will die headlong. Idiot!

  • Yosi Sammy

    God will punish the godfather from Esan land that is doing all these to weaken Oshiomhole’s hand.  He is in his 80s, yet he won’t let the young be.  He will die headlong. Idiot!

  • OMO

    Sounds too good. I guess the thugs used robber bullet…lol

  • Odigiejohn

    Some of you commenting here are far from the truth, i pray one day you will be in his shoe to experience the HEAT. In nigeria politics you must not do anything good to be the peoples choice or else your place will be to be murdered. in nigeria politics when you refiuse to john them to be a theif the will set you up. Oshomole is paying a risk of his life and has decide that Edo state will not be left out of development. we have eight years of infrastructual destruction, no road maintainance, our airport condition went from bad to worst, EVEN THE ROAD TO OKADA HIS FATHER COMPOUND IS A DEADLY TRAP, siluko road or ugbowo road, name them?. No demostration, no tiper attack, no gun men attack, even in the state house of assembly no criticism from there.
        Now when there a little light the wicked said there will be no chance. you all need to pray for that state that the good should prevail.

  • Barth

    this sounds like nollywood

  • Atrf

    Simple solution to this attacks. Let Nigeria pay its polititians like civil servants with moderate allowances and we will have peace @ governance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fidelis.ayibaebi.7 Fidelis Duba

    what is happening,this is unbelievable bloody politicians with their wicked plans instead of using the innocent Nigerians 4 sacrifice it should have been nice to hear that the governor is gone betrayers blood shockers only God go judge them 

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