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Former PDP National Chair, Bamanga Tukur, Escapes Assassination Attempt In Abuja

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A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ambassador Bamanga Tukur, Friday, narrowly escaped an attempt on his life along the ever busy Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in what is becoming a trend in the present administration.

The latest incident is coming barely a month after Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu was nearly killed in similar fashion in Abuja.
The ugly incident occurred while the elder statesman was on his way to Owerri via Abuja Airport to receive a Doctorate Degree Award front Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State.

The Standardtelegraph learnt that as the former PDP National Chairman’s convoy, made up of four Jeeps, were driving to the airport, a tinted Hilux emerged and attempted to break into the convoy heading towards Tukur’s jeep when his security escort prevented the attempts.

Because of the resistance, the Hilux forcefully ran into the convoy hitting and damaging three of the jeeps including that of Tukur.
The occupants of the Hilux demanded that the door of the car should be opened and the occupant pulled out.

The Hilux occupants fought to dispossess the security of their guns but met some resistance and in the process, the occupants of the Hilux manhandled the policemen, but Tukur and his driver managed to escape from the scene and continued to the airport.

The police have been notified of the incident.