The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Ughelli Area Command, ACP Usman Ndanbabo has escaped an assassination attempt after he was shot twice by yet to be unidentified assassins at the Ughelli metropolis, Ughelli North LGA of the state.
It was gathered that the ACP was shot at a close range after he was trailed by the assassins to the roundabout close to the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli along Isoko Road.
According to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “the ACP was returning from an outing at about 8pm in his red Nissan SUV before the assassination attempt. On sighting and suspecting the move of a Toyota car behind him, he tried to flee but was blocked by the hoodlums where he was shot on his stomach and from behind.”
The reason for the attack, however, remained unknown as at the time of filing this report.
According to the security source, “He was immediately rushed to a private clinic at Ughelli for medical attention but was referred to another private clinic in Warri for treatment owing to the gravity of the gunshot wounds.”
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relation Officer, Andrew Aniamaka promised to call back but never did as at the time of filing this report. But the Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, confirmed the incident adding that, “the victim is receiving medical attention from his gunshot wounds and the police is investigating the attack and would ensure that the hoodlums are brought to book.”