The Chairman Of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Akilu Isyaku Kuta on Sunday escaped an ambush by bandits.
A statement signed by his media team said the council chairman and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Assistant Youth Leader in the state, Suleiman Saidu Galkogo, were ambushed along Egwa-Kuta Road.
Although they all escaped unhurt, their car was said to have been riddled with bullets.
The statement read, “The Executive Chairman Of Shiroro Local Government Council of Niger State, Hon. Akilu Isyaku Kuta has just escaped gunshots by bandits operating in large numbers at Egwa-Kuta Road.
“The Executive Chairman who was on his way to Minna for a function, narrowly escaped several gunshots, behind his vehicle was Hon. Suleiman Saidu Galkogo, the Niger State APC Assistant Youth Leader, who was also driving behind him and to the Glory of Almighty Allah, both of them escaped the sporadic gunshots.”
Niger is one of the northern states facing terrorism and insurgency.
Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Tony Okerafor