Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the reported assassination attempt on Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
Fani-Kayode said that President Muhammadu Buhari ‘should call his mad dog to order.’
In a message he shared on Twitter, the former Minister said, using SARS thugs to attempt to murder Gov. Wike and knocking down his outrider with a car will not help Rotimi Amaechi to win Rivers state.
“It will only lead to bloodshed, reprisals and a vicious cycle of violence, death and destruction. I urge @MBuhari to call his mad dog to order.”
A statement by Wike’s media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu, on Saturday, said the ugly incident happened at Nwanja junction, Trans Amadi road when the governor was inspecting ongoing road construction job in the area.
He said the governor’s out-rider was allegedly hit by the convoy and the Policemen in the Pilot car attacked
The clash occurred on Saturday in Port Harcourt, between the security convoys of Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
Security officials of Governor Wike allegedly attacked the convoy of the Transportation Minister after a member of the Amaechi convoy collided with a rider on the Governor’s convoy.
Amaechi’s escort details were, however, unlucky during the 3 p.m. attack, as one of them, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu was battered, with blood on his face, while the AK-47 rifle of Sgt. Princewill Ubaji was snatched while being forcibly disarmed.
Wike, through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, in his reaction, however, claimed that personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) and soldiers attached to the minister of transportation attacked his convoy, while allegedly attempting to assassination
“Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Saturday escaped assassination, as Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the motorcade of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, attacked his convoy.
“The governor, who was on project inspection, was attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi Road. The SARs personnel and soldiers in the minister’s convoy hit down the governor’s escort rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot car. Mr Debewari, Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the minister of transportation, supervised the attack, which included damage of cameras held by journalists.”