Ex-militant Escapes Death Over Adoption Of Buhari In Rivers
The National President, National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, ‘General’ Israel Akpodoro, escaped death by whiskers in the hands of suspected assassins in Rivers state, Wednesday.
Akpodoro ran into an ambush by the suspected gunmen who opened fire on his car on sighting him on his way from Port Harcourt shortly after Mbiama junction where the Coalition held a pro-Buhari meeting.
According to his aide, Bernard Ochuko, the Urhobo-born ex-militant leader was rescued by some truck drivers who ran to the scene as the sound of gunshot rented the air in the neighborhoods.
He stated further that his boss has gone into hidden while receiving treatment from native doctors administering alternative medicine on him.
Akpodoro’s travail according to Bernard began shortly after a meeting of the ex-militant leaders in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital wherein governor, Seriake Dickson was the chairman.
At the meeting he stated, Akpodoro expressed a divergent view as against the directive by senior officials of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration that all ex-militants must gear up for war should General (rtd) Muhammadu Buhari, win the then on-coming presidential election.
He further stated that the Coalition leader vehemently opposed the general consensus as he was bullied out of the meeting with threats from other notable ex-militants at the meeting.
Consequently, it was gathered that Akpodoro has escaped assassins bullets on more than three occasions. “He receives anonymous calls at odd hours telling him that his life was in danger.”
As a result of the incessant threats, Akpodoro’s aide said his boss had to relocate his children out of their home into hidden and in hidden he said they were till date.
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