Bandits attacked me twice in a day but I escaped —Senator Ordia
The chairman of Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Clifford Ordia has narrated how suspected bandits attacked his convoy along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja road twice on Monday but he escaped unhurt.
According to him, suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo State and another incident around Abaji, the Federal Capital Territory.
The attacks resulted to three of his security details sustaining bullet wounds with his personal vehicle ridden with bullets.
Senator Ordia, who represents Edo Central at the National Assembly, narrates his ordeal to newsmen in Abuja as follows:
“We were coming from Edo State, somewhere between Okene and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits.
“They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire.
“The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected bandits.
“During the exchange, three of the policemen sustained bullet wounds. One of them was critically injured.
“We had to immediately rush them to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, Kogi State.
“They did their best and was able to stabilise them.
“I had to immediately call the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja to be on standby.
“One of the policemen had a bullet lodged close to his liver.
“We met another setback around Abaji.
“There was traffic because of the incident and because we had to save the lives of the wounded policemen, we decided to make a move.
“They opened fire on us. Some vigilantes had to join the policemen and they were chased into the bush.
“That was how I survived that attack.
“If you see all my vehicles, you’ll see how the bullets damaged them. But I’m glad that we all survived.
“I must salute the gallantry of our policemen. If given the right equipment, they can do a lot and protect Nigerians.”