No fewer than two persons sustained serious injuries when armed youths attacked Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, his wife and high-ranking members of the All Progressives Congress in Delta state.
The youths carried out the attack during an empowerment programme in Effurun, Uvwie council area of the south-south state.
Omo-Agege is the Senator representing Delta Central at the National Assembly.
The attack was said to have happened on Saturday and many believe it was an assassination attempt on the Senator.
According to reports, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport was attacked when he visited the Effurun Market located along the popular PTI road.
The attack was said to have created panic as market women and motorists left their vehicles and scampered for safety when the gunmen opened fire on the senator’s entourage.
“There is Igho Majemite. There is Wilson Oki. These are all known thugs in Uvwie. I don’t know who sent them to assassinate me,” Punch quoted the Senator as saying.
”But I was lucky because the bullet grazed through my right ear. If I was not lucky I would have been dead. Two bullets were shot at me; one was shot by Ayeye and another bullet was shot at me by Ngozi and also, my brother was shot.
“Also, we have one of my supporters who was almost killed at Ekpan market all in the presence of police officers who could not even effect any arrest. I have taken a first step by filing a report with the Ekpan Police Division. I have equally spoken with the State Commissioner of Police.
“I will take it to the highest level. All I seek is that these undesirable elements who are out to assassinate people are removed from the system. And I will go to any extent to see to this. You cannot attempt to kill a sitting Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I refuse to read any political motivation to this. I’m not in any way saying that there is none.”