The Kogi State Chairman of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop John Ibenu has escaped assassination attempts in Kogi state.
Ibenu said about seven suspected Fulani men along Ojodu in Ofu local government area rushed out of the bush and open fire on his vehicle. He was dumbfounded in the first place as it came all of a sudden. It was after some few seconds that he realised it was a matter of life and death before he then dove to the floor of his car. His car was left riddled with bullets.
Narrating his ordeal to newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital on Thursday, Ibenu said he was returning from his village in the eastern part of the state at about 5.30 pm on Sunday when he was attacked.
He explained that the assailants were on both sides of the road as four of the Fulani men rushed out from the bush and while attempting to make a u-turn, another three appeared from the bush and open gunfire on his vehicle.
Ibenu added that the people were fully armed with AK47 rifles, but he was only able to escape from the scene to a nearby village by God’s grace. He called on the state governor to intensify more effort in curbing criminal activities in the state, especially the ones perpetuated by the Fulani herdsmen
According to him within a space of one week series of kidnapping incident were recorded along Lokoja-Ajaokuta road and other places in the state.
The Fulani Herdsmen are becoming a terror group by the day and this is the time for the Nigerian government to take them as one. There have been no arrests since they started unleashing their mayhem on innocent Nigerians and a lot of people have lost their lives for no just reason due to their nefarious activities.