Former President Goodluck Jonathan this morning narrowly escaped being assassinated by some militants. The attackers who are suspected to be men working for the opposition party the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, drove into Jonathan’s convey.
This is happening just a few days after the former President Goodluck Jonathan who was among the special guests at the Howard university event entitled, ‘Elections and Constitutions in Africa: A Timely Issue’, advised the future leaders on how to become great leaders at Howard university and also days after his 58th birthday.
The militants crashed in the short motorcade transporting the former leader from the Julius Berger bridge area of the state capital Yenagoa and trailed the motorcade to the entrance of his private home in the Kpansia area of the town before they were defeated and detained by a combined team of security operatives attached to the immediate ex-president.
Members of the arrested gang have been taken to the headquarters of the Bayelsa State Police Command where they’re to be handed over to the police authorities for more investigation.
More details concerning this morning incident will come shortly.
Meanwhile it is not the first time the President has escaped death. In 2014, Jonathan and some top public servants escaped an air crash at the Minna Airport, when a presidential jet developed a technical fault, while they were inside. A situation known to have taken the lives of many.
Again, at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony in Abuja, the ex-president escaped another accident as one of the soldiers in the firing party pointed his rifle at GEJ’s direction accidentally.