A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Reuben Izeze, has been shot by gunmen in the Effurun area of the state.
NewsNet Nigeria gathered that the two-time lawmaker representing Ughelli South Constituency was attacked Thursday night by the gunmen who rained bullets at his vehicle.
It was learnt that the outspoken lawmaker and rights activist survived the attack which was carried out at a closed range and was rushed to an undisclosed private hospital.
It was further gathered that his driver who was abducted during the attack was later set free.
Confirming the development to NewsNet Nigeria the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said it was more of robbery, not assassination.
According to him, the armed men had initially made away with the lawmaker’s car and his driver, but had to abandon both when a police patrol went after them.
Meanwhile, one Comrade Israel Joe has said that the gunmen that attacked Hon Izeze may be the same gang that attempted to rob him of his Lexus 350 car on Thursday night at about 8:40pm, when he branched off to a pharmacy shop not far from the popular JJC before Jakpa junction in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.
Comrade Joe on Thursday night on his Facebook page wrote below:
I just escaped being Shot tonight 23rd December, 2021.
Armed robbers in Effurun, Warri and environs have been so emboldened. At my return from Enugu this evening, I stopped by at the baber’s shop since home service might not be visible tomorrow being Xmas Watch night.
Due to the protracted program in Enugu where I have been since Monday this week, I had slight headache and had to branch off to the pharmacy at about 8:40pm. The Pharmacy shop not far from JJC before Jakpa junction also host a barbing salon. As the Pharmacist gave me the drugs, though I suspected a Toyota Camry 2.2 pencil light, which parked behind my car.