Three lawmakers in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, escaped death when gunmen opened fire on their vehicles.
The lawmakers; Samuel Tsebe, David Maiyaki and Peter Akwe, were reportedly attacked along the Akwanga-Lafia road in the state.
Ramhan Nansel, spokesperson of the Nasarawa State police command, who confirmed the incident, said Tsebe reported the attack to Adesina Soyemi, the commissioner of police in the state.
Nansel said the lawmaker explained that he was attacked along the Akwanga-Lafia road around 10:00am on Wednesday.
The police spokesman added that the police commissioner has deployed officers of the anti-kidnapping unit to comb the area, and one suspect has been arrested.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Tsebe told journalists shortly after the attack that the three lawmakers “narrowly escaped assassination” during the attack.
Akwe was said to have been at the front in his car, followed by Maiyaki, while Tsebe was behind, also in his own car, when the gunmen opened fire.
“When we are approaching Wowyen village along Akwanga-Lafia road, that is between the police mobile training college at Ende hills, and the village towards the bridge, I heard gunshots at the driver’s side of my car. I was the one driving. The bullets broke the glasses of my car,” he said.
“The shots were targeted at the driver and I was the one driving. This gave me suspicion that someone was monitoring my movement and knew that I was the one driving.
“It is more of assassination attempt. I have informed the police of the assassination attempt.”
Tsebe expressed gratitude to God for safety, and appealed to security agencies to fish out the criminals.