Media aide to Gov Wike survives assassination attempt
Mr Opunabo Nko-Tariah, who is the Special Adviser on
Media and Publicity to Governor Nyesom Wike, on thursday
night escaped assassination attempt on his life.
The media aide told newsmen in Port Harcourt
yesterday that unknown gunmen opened fire on his vehicle
at Israel Ama bridge in Asari Toru local government area
and said he was still in awe at how he survived the
He said the arrays of gunshots shattered the windscreens
of the car.
“I am still shocked over what happened. I was
completely confused. The police escort told me not
to stop the car and that I should continue driving.
was God that saved my life.
“They thought I was at the back of the car and that
was why they targeted that part. With the tinted
glasses, they had concluded that I was probably at
the owner’s seat and they riddle the back side of the
car with bullets.
“It was a close shave with death and I thank God for
His divine intervention. I am a simple man; I don’t
owe anybody and I am not covetous. So, why would
somebody want to take my life,” , he said.