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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has alleged that the security aides of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi attacked him in convoy.

In a recent statement on Saturday, November 11, 2017, Wike alleged that the SARS Personnel and soldiers attached to Amaechi attacked his convoy.

The statement reads: "Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday escaped assassination as Special Anti-robbery Squad Operatives and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the motorcade of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi attacked his convoy.

Rotimi Amaechi play Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. (REUTERS/Stringer)

 

The governor who was on project inspection was attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi Road. The SARs Personnel and Soldiers in the Minister's convoy hit down the Governor's Escort Rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot car."

The statement further read: "Debewari , Aide -De- Camp, to the Minister of  transportation,  Rotimi Amaechi, supervised the attack, which included damage of cameras held by journalists. Also part of the attack, was the Commander of Rivers SARS, Mr Akin Fakorede who received the Minister of Transportation at the Port Harcourt International Airport and accompanied on his trip.

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"After the attack, the Rivers State Governor continued with his inspection of Projects. Governor Wike was not harmed, despite the attack.  The Minister of Transportation had over."

Governor Wike and ex-Governor Amaechi have been locked in a supremacy battle after the incumbent governor went rogue and became his erstwhile boss' enemy.

Wike and Amaechi faceoff

The recent rancour between both political figures reached another crescendo on November 11, 2017 after it kicked off in 2014.

Wike, who was once an aide to Amaechi had fallen out with the former governor of Rivers State when his ambition to become the state's governor was backed by President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience Jonathan.

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