The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu East senatorial candidate, Engineer Lawrence Ezeh, reportedly escaped an attack on his campaign train last week Friday.
The incident which occurred at Iva Valley Primary school, Enugu, saw one of his vehicles, a branded Sienna bus, set ablaze by the suspected assassins.
A member of the campaign who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the campaign train was trailed.
He said, “We noticed that an unmarked bus was following us all the way from Coal Camp when we went to campaign. After a while, it disappeared. We didn’t know they followed us to Iva Valley, not until one of our Sienna buses went into flames.”
Also, a resident of Valley Road 2, who also wished to be unknown, recounted what happened on his way home.
“They came in a small bus. One of them stepped down from the car and threw something at the campaign Sienna while the bus drove slowly. Then, he jumped into their bus as it caught flames and they drove off fast.
was the one who started shouting but it was dark and there was a lot of
noise coming from the field where they were campaigning. Luckily,
people ran up quickly and we used sand to quench the fire”, the witness
He added that there had been an argument amongst the hoodlums on whether to attack the crowd gathered at the campaign or not. But they gave up the idea when one warned that the crowd will over power them.
“That was when they settled for burning the bus,” the witness stated.
Engineer Ezeh, described as philanthropic, has placed over 50 children on life scholarship in Nkanu East council area where he is from and has facilitated the repair of three government bridges, construction of a 4.5 kilometer asphalt road and street lights.