Tuesday, January 3, 2023


Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo state, claimed that his bulletproof car saved him from being killed along with his two children if the gunmen hadn't targeted his convoy, which was attacked last Monday evening and resulted in the deaths of four police officers. 

We were traveling between Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano, according to Ohakim. At a place called Umualumaku, these people blocked us. They came at us from behind and kept firing at our vehicles. When I saw my son and daughter, I initially believed I had passed away. The bulletproof car is what kept me alive. It is only through God's special grace and the bulletproof car that I am still alive today. 

But sadly for me, they killed four of our boys, including the driver. Yes, we lost four of the boys, and I am heartbroken over this. What crime did they commit? How is that possible. 

The attackers followed my driver's car even after he was able to flee the scene.

“They pursued us and continued firing at our tyres. Luckily, the vehicle has what is called run-flat tyres on which you can continue driving even after a puncture. So, even when they shot at the tyres hoping to immobilise us, the vehicle continued moving. If they were ordinary tyres and the vehicle had stopped, they would be cornered and finished us.

“But the tyres held on until we got back home. We drove for about 20 minutes before we got home. That was the saving grace. The driver who manifested a tremendous level of driving skill kept manoeuvring until he lost them at a junction when he went right and not knowing where we had gone, they headed in the other direction on the road to Umuahia.

“We then turned and went back to my house. We were there when Imo Government House sent reinforcement from Owerri who brought the corpses of my security people.”

“This goes beyond the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), I must say. These are professionals, well-trained. They are not ordinary people. They were driving a blue colour BMW 5-series car, brand new. They came to kill me.

“I don’t know what this is all about. It is becoming terrible. Won’t people come home again? Are we going to stay in Owerri and Abuja permanently without coming back to our communities?” the former governor mourned,” He said.

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