An assassination attempt on the immediate past commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources in Nasarawa state, Hon Musa Ibrahim has been confirmed.
Police in the state confirmed the attempt on Ibrahim’s life.
Ibrahim, who is a House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) for Doma South constituency, survived a gunmen attack after donating relief materials to victims of floods in his constituency.
The Nation reported that Nasarawa Police spokesmamn, DSP Ramhan Nansel who confirmed the incident said;
“I can confirm this incident happened on 21 September 2022.
Investigation has commenced as effort is ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the act.”
Recounting how the incident occurred, Ibrahim told the publication;
”I am in pains but I want to disclose to the world on the 21st of this month, I went to Rukubi Town and donated relief materials including cash and other items to victims of flood disaster in my Local Government of Doma.
“After the donation, I was going back from the town to Doma when about nine gunmen opened fire on me from different directions, the bullets hit me on the front which was blocked by my GSM handset, but they shit and hit me on my elbow and back.
“46 bullet shots hit and penetrated my car. The incident occurred at about 5:30pm close to Igbabo Village about 20 kilometres to Doma Local Government Headquarters.
“I allege that the perpetrators are high profile politicians outside my party.”