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Bauchi APC chieftain, Al’ameen escapes attack by unknown gunmen

A former Bauchi State gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammad Sani Al’ameen has escaped death by the whisk...



A former Bauchi State gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammad Sani Al’ameen has escaped death by the whiskers after shots were fired at his car along the Akwanga -Abuja expressway.


It was gathered that the politician was on his way to Abuja last Friday when the incident happened.


Al’ameen who narrated his ordeal to journalists in Bauchi on Tuesday during a question and answer session said, he narrowly escaped death in the hands of unknown gunmen who waylaid him.


He explained, “I was coming from Bauchi to Abuja, we were approaching Akwanga. I saw some vehicles following us closely, when I observed, I asked my driver to enter AYM Shafa filling station, the driver said we have fuel, I said let’s enter, we entered, we purchased little fuel, spent some minutes before we proceeded, when we reached the roundabout, the car just resurfaced again, they ambushed us, they blocked our vehicle and opened fire, I heard a shot and I heard a bang on my car.


“We stopped, one of them opened our car and entered pointing his gun at us and asked our driver to drive but I said to the driver, don’t move, with Allah’s help he obeyed me and refused to start the car. They were looking at the time, they seized our phones, took away my briefcase and some of our personal belongings and left,”


“Probably, they were afraid, because we were at a roundabout even though they scared people away but since it was a busy road many vehicles will also come, that’s what saved us:”


He expressed shock over the shooting of his vehicle and attempt to either assassinate or kidnap him.


“We stopped and complained at a nearby Army checkpoint, that we were fired at by some gunmen, they even took away our phones and personal belongings, before we continued the journey.


He appealed to the government and other security agencies, to intensify efforts to end issues of banditry and insecurity in the country and prayed for the protection of Nigerians.

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