NIMASA DG, Peterside, Escapes Assassination Atempt

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has survived an assassination attempt on Sunday.
Petetside was said to be in company of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers State Chairman when the incident happened.
It was learnt that the assassins followed the convoy of the NIMASA DG, on noticing this, the driver was said to have sped to the office of Department of State Security on Forces Avenue, GRA, Port Harcourt for cover.
However, the gunmen were said to have sprayed the convoy, which reportedly led to Peyerside’s orderly been hit by bullets.
In a statement in Port Harcourt, Petetside said, “Two Jeeps belonging to Emeka Woke, Nyesom Wike’s Chief of Staff, carrying two unknown gunmen trailed us to UTC Junction and opened fire on my car. Our car however did a detour to the DSS office gate where we drove to seek refuge but the unknown gunmen opened fire again at the SSS men on guard.
“The exchange of fire between the DSS men and the assailants lasted for more than 30 minutes. This is a very ugly experience but I thank God that my colleagues and I escaped unhurt. Today’s experience is not only terrifying but also shows the parlous state of security in Rivers State.
“If I can be engaged openly by gunmen for nearly an hour in the heart of Port Harcourt, only God knows the fate that will befall members of our party and those sympathetic to our predicament. What is happening today in our dear state is not only horrible, but also constitutes serious national security risk”, he said.

Author: News Editor

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