The Senator representing Edo Central in the red chamber, Senator Clifford Ordia, was on Tuesday attacked by suspected kidnappers on his way to Abuja along Osara – Lokoja road, Kogi state.
It was learnt that the kidnappers attacked his convoy on multiple sites starting from Osara down to Kabba Junction, close to Lokoja, leaving some of his aides and police escort badly injured.
They were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, where they were admitted.
Speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, Ordia said he is still traumatized by the experience.
“We were coming from Edo state, somewhere between Okene and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits. They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire.
“The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected bandits. During the exchange, three of the policemen sustained gun wounds. One of them was critically injured. We had to immediately rush them to the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi state.
They did their best and were able to stabilise them. I had to immediately put a call across the Federal Medical Centre in Abuja to be on standby. One of the policemen had a bullet lodged close to his liver.
“We met another setback around Abaji. There was traffic because of the incidence and because we had to save the lives of the wounded policemen, we decided to make a move. They opened fire on us. Some vigilantes had to join the policemen and they were chased into the bush.
“That was how I survived that attack. If you see all my vehicles, you will see how the bullets damaged them,” he said.