Edo state house of assembly members residing at the Legislative quarter located along Ihama road in the government reservation area Saturday morning woke up to the sound of heavy gun shots as armed suspected thugs allegedly sacked all the lawmakers and their family members.
The invasion may not be unconnected with the Monday violent attack on a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lawmaker, Abdulrazak Momoh who is being treated at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The Speaker Uyi Igbe, Majority leader, Hon Phillip Shaibu and other principal officer’s security were said to have been overpowered by firing power of the invading thugs.
Scores of cars belonging to the Majority leader, Phillip Shaibu, Sunday Aghedo, Folly Ogedengbe and Bright Osayande were riddled with bullets in an attack which lasted for about 30 minutes.
The invading thugs were said to have been allegedly led by a notorious thugs popularly called ‘Shaba’.
He was said to have stormed the quarters at about 6:00 am Saturday morning in a 10 Hiace buses loaded with armed thugs.
A visibly shaken eye witness who spoke Nation said the residents woke up to the sounds of gun shot and about 100 thugs firing bullets at vehicles packed.
” They were shouting that we will kill all the APC lawmakers today. I hid in one of the boys quarter for my safety.
“They also threatened to return back on later day”
At the time of filing in this report heavy detachment of stern looking Policemen from the state command had condone the Edo State assembly quarters.
Reacting to the attack , the state commissioner of police , CP Foluso Adebanjo said the command will get to the root of the matter , adding that the people involved will be brought to book .
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