How Bamanga Tukur ‘purportedly’ survived assassination attempt

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur, claims to have narrowly escaped being assassinated.

In a statement released by his special assistant on Media, Oliver Okpala, on Saturday, he explained that the incident occurred en route Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Tukur was said to have been on his way to Owerri via the Abuja Airport to receive a doctorate degree award from the Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, Imo.

“It happened as his convoy, made up of four jeeps were driving to the airport, and a tinted Hilux van emerged and attempted to break into the convoy  while heading towards Ambassador Tukur’s  jeep. But his security escort prevented this move,” he said.

He further revealed that the Hilux forcefully ran into the convoy hitting and damaging three of the jeeps including that of Tukur in the process.

“Then the occupants of the hilux demanded that the door of the car should be opened and the occupant pulled out. The hilux’s occupants also fought to disarm the security aides of their guns and this met some resistance.”

“In the process, the occupants of the Hilux, whoever they are, manhandled the policemen, but Alhaji Tukur and his driver cleverly escaped from the scene.”

“As my boss alighted to board the aircraft, the same people again tried to reach him, possibly to execute their motive, but the airport security now joined his security details to subdue them before Tukur was quickly rushed to the departure hall.”

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