Tragedy was Saturday night averted when the Chairman of House of Representatives’ Committee on Health, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu, narrowly escaped being killed after his convoy was ambushed by unknown gunmen at Eku community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
One of his police escorts , however, lost his life in the tragic incident as he was shot dead while three of his aides were seriously injured when the heavily armed gunmen opened fire on his convoy.
The lawmaker however, escaped miraculously from the gun attack as his personal driver was able to manoeuvred the vehicle from the attack scene to safety.
It was gathered that he was on his way to Asaba from Warri when the convoy was attacked by the gunmen at about 3.25 p.m at Eku.
Insiders source said the gun men opened fire on the police escort, a Hilux Jeep, killing the police man instantly while his aides sustained serious injuries in the attack that lasted for about 15 minutes,
“The convoy of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu was heading to Asaba and somewhere at Eku was waylaid by four gunmen. The Police orderly was shot dead while three of his aides sustained serious gunshot injuries”, a Security source disclosed.