3 policemen injured as gunmen ambush senator’s convoy in Kogi | Dailytrust

3 policemen injured as gunmen ambush senator’s convoy in Kogi

Gunmen on Monday attacked the convoy of Senator Clifford Ordia (Edo Central) twice along the Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abuja Roads.

Ordia told newsmen in Abuja Wednesday that the gunmen opened fire on his convoy while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo State leaving three of policemen attached to him injured.

He said the first attack happened along the Okenne-Lokoja Road in Kogi; and the second, at Abaji, Abuja, both on Monday.

He said the security officers attached to him engaged the criminals in cross fire.

He said he escaped the attack unhurt though his personal vehicle was riddled with bullets.

He said one of the wounded policemen was in a critical condition, but responding to treatment in a hospitals in Abuja.

He said: “We were coming from Edo State, somewhere between Okenne and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits. They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire.

“The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected bandits. During the exchange, three of the policemen sustained gun wounds. One of them was critically injured. We had to immediately rush them to a Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi State.

“They did their best and was able to stabilise them. I’d to immediately put a call across the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja to be on standby. One of the policemen had a bullet lodged close to his liver.

“We met another setback around Abaji. There was traffic because of the incidence and because we had to save the lives of the wounded policemen, we decided to make a move. They opened fire on us. Some vigilantes had to join the policemen and they were chased into the bush.

“That was how I survived that attack. If you see all my vehicles, you’ll see how the bullets damaged them. But I’m glad that we all survived. I must salute the gallantry of our policemen. If given the right equipments, they can do a lot and protect Nigerians.”