HAJIA Ageji Omale, a former female leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state’s Omala local government area, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt.
According to reports, she was shot on August 1st, early Monday morning. It was learned that the perpetrator(s) sneaked up on the septuagenarian while she was taking a nap in her home at Abejukolo-Ife, the seat of the local government.
The yet to be identified gunmen later fled the scene leaving her in the pool of her blood. Her cry for help attracted neighbors who later rushed her to the police station to file a report before she was taken to General Hospital Abejukolo for medical attention.
One of her neighbours confirmed the incident. “We were all indoors with so many settlers faraway from home in their farmlands when we heard gunshots and later Mama’s voice shouting in pain. Her attacker(s) fled the scene before our arrival.
“We are surprised because Hajia is a peace loving person and a mother of all. We pray the police fish out the criminals and their sponsors because it means we are no longer safe in our own house,” he decried.
Efforts to reach Omala Divisional Police Officer (DPO) on his mobile number proved abortive as his phones were switched off as at the time of filing this report.
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