One Chief James Francis, a native of Etche and Chieftain of one of the political parties in Rivers State said he narrowly escaped death at Obiri Ikwerre flyover axis of Port Harcourt when gunmen suspected to be assassins opened fire on his vehicle.
Mr Francis in a video circulated online said while driving along Obiri Ikwerre flyover last Sunday, gunmen driving in another car spotted him and pointed at him that he was the one.
He stated that the gunmen shot sporadically while chasing him but he managed to escape unhurt, and alleged the attempt on his life had political undertone.
clips of the incident sighted by our reporter showed that Francis’ vehicle was riddled with bullets and the windscreen shattered.
The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe Koko when contacted said she was not aware of the incident.