Armed robbers, on Wednesday night, ambushed the convoy of the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu along Aba-Owerri Road in Aba area of the state.
The incident which occurred at about 8pm while the governor was returning to Umuahia, happened near Immaculate Junction, along Aba-Owerri Road.
It was learnt that the governor’s convoy ran into the robbers while they were robbing a suspected Lagos bound bus.
The gunmen allegedly opened fire upon seeing the convoy, not knowing that it was the governor’s convoy.
A security operative who confirmed the incident to newsmen said, “The robbers did not know that it was the governor. They thought that it could be the Army or police, but when they discovered it was the governor’s convoy with its full complement of security details, they took to their heels.
“I do not think it was the governor that the hoodlums wanted to attack. It is just that the governor’s convoy that was returning from work without the usual siren and the revolving amber light, ran into them.”
The incident was also confirmed by the spokesman of the Abia State Police Command, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke.
He however said that he was yet to be fully briefed by the Chief Security Officer to the governor.