Friday, 18 July 2014

Jeremiah Useni escapes assassination attempt

Jeremiah Useni

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Useni, on Wednesday escaped an attempt on his life when some unknown gunmen attacked his Langtang home, in Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than 48 bullet holes were inflicted on the walls of the house as the gunmen tried to gain entrance into the house.
Fortunately Useni, who is a delegate to the National Conference, was not at home at the time of the attack.
While one version said the attack was carried out by some gunmen, another said that it was caused by some rival youths who engaged themselves in a duel in front of the house.
It was further gathered that the heavy armed men suspected to be assassins came into the compound between 2am and 3am surrounded the building and started shooting sporadically.
The timely arrival of security men in the area was said to have prevented the gunmen from razing the house to the ground.
One eyewitness in Langtang said that the youths on hearing the gunshots rushed to the scene but were dispersed by the Task Force commander in charge of Langtang .
The witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that some of the youths who rushed to the scene were manhandled by security men.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abu Emmanuel, who confirmed the incident, said that nobody was killed in the attack. He also said that no arrest had been made

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