Three members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly reportedly escaped death on Wednesday, when gunmen opened fire on their vehicles.
The lawmakers — Samuel Tsebe, David Maiyaki and Peter Akwe — were attacked on the Akwanga-Lafia road in the state.
The Nasarawa State Police Command spokesperson,Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said Tsebe reported the attack to the Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi.
Nansel said the lawmaker explained that he was attacked along the Akwanga-Lafia road around 10am on Wednesday.
The police spokesperson added that Soyemi has deployed officers of the anti-kidnapping unit to comb the area, noting that one suspect has been arrested.
Tsebe also told journalists after the attack that the three lawmakers “narrowly escaped assassination.”
Akwe was said to have been at the front in his car, followed by Maiyaki, while Tsebe was behind, also in his own car, when the incident happened.
“When we are approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road, that is between the police mobile training college at Ende hills, and the village towards the bridge, I heard gunshots at the driver’s side of my car. I was the one driving. The bullets broke the glasses of my car.
“The shots were targeted at the driver and I was the one driving. This gave me suspicion that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving.
“It is more of assassination attempt. I have informed the police of the assassination attempt,” the lawmaker said.
Tsebe expressed gratitude to God for saving their lives, and appealed to security agencies to fish out the criminals.