Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, has reportedly escaped assassination by the whiskers on Thursday midnight.
Stonix News learnt that gunmen, dressed in police uniform, opened fire on Sekibo’s vehicle, a Land Cruiser bulletproof jeep at the Rainbow Town in Port Harcourt, where he went to inspect the venue of a proposed presidential rally of the party.
Confirming the incident at a news briefing Friday, Sekibo said his car was riddled with bullets and the venue of the proposed rally set on fire, while policemen watched the inferno.
“As we approached the site, those policemen, who were watching the inferno, opened fire on our vehicle.
“I looked at the Hilux vehicles, they were police Hilux vehicles attached to the Governor of Rivers State,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Effiong Okon, has ordered an investigation into the assassination attempt on Dr Abiye Sekibo, the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers.
But the Rivers Police Command, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the attack, blamed it on “suspected thugs”.
She said; “There was a distress call to the control room at about 2 am on Friday, 10th February 2023, that Dr Abiye Sekibo was attacked by suspected thugs along Intel in the Rainbow axis of Port Harcourt.
“On the basis of the call, Six patrol teams were immediately mobilized to the scene. By the time the teams arrived, the suspected thugs had fled.
“Nonetheless, the teams remained to forestall further destruction. Meanwhile, normalcy has returned, and the Rivers State Commissioner of Police has ordered investigation into the incident”.