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Ebonyi Lawmaker Escapes Death as Gunmen Attack Convoy

Unknown gunmen in their numbers, on Sunday, rained bullets on the convoy of Ebonyi lawmaker, Honourable Chinedu Awo, representing Ohaukwu North Constituency in the State House of Assembly.

The lawmaker was ambushed by the gunmen on his way back to Effium community, his hometown.

The gunmen, according to reports, started raining bullets on his convoy as soon as they sighted him coming to the Effium community.

Recall that the Effium community has since January 2021, been engulfed in crisis, which according to the investigation, has claimed hundreds of innocent lives and properties worth millions of naira.

Ebonyi Government had deployed hundreds of security operatives to the Effium community to quell the crisis but to no avail.

Recall that the Consultant handling the Ebonyi ring road project and four others with him were kidnapped along the Effium axis of the ring road while supervising the project and has not been released to date.

It was learnt that the lawmaker sustained serious bullet injuries while trying to escape being killed by the said gunmen.

He was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki where he is currently receiving treatment.

(All news)

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