A brave commercial driver identified as Godwin, has explained how he escaped gunmen’s attack with 18 passengers along the Abonema-Degema-Emuoha Road in Rivers State.
While speaking to a popular Radio station in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Info. Godwin said the gunmen wanted to hijack his fully loaded bus travelling from Abali Park in Port Harcourt to Abonema.
He said, “Their target was to kill me and destabilise my movement so that they can get the bus and my passengers. But God gave me wisdom, I was able to jump through the gallop and save everybody.”
Godwin said he was the online who sustained injuries from the gunshot, noting that the passengers he saved non of them showed concern.
“I was the only person that sustained injury. But as soon as I reached there (destination), all of them dropped and went their way. They were only telling me sorry.
“The gunshot, pains, everything. It was only my union that was able to take me somewhere that they removed the bullet”.
Godwin stressed that the police are less concerned about the Abonema-Degema-Emuoha routes, he further called on them to mount operatives there to prevent such attacks
He said, “The police are fully aware, but they don’t stand in the more dangerous areas at night. They can stand close to that place during the day time.But in the night hours we need them because that road is lonely. They don’t usually stand there.
“They (operatives) will pack themselves to one side. As soon as you drive past them, the distance between that place and Kalabari is still far. Because of the gallop, vehicles cannot speed.
“Our Kalabari people don’t seem to see the importance of doing this road. But this is the only access road to three local governments. And time and again, we have been suffering from kidnapping and armed robbery,” he added.