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SARS Neutralises Assassination Attempt On Minister

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Saturday escaped assassination as the Security operatives attached to the Governor of Rivers State launched an attack on the convoy of Amaechi.

The Minister who was on his way back from Omagwa Int'l airport was attacked at Nwanja Junction around Trans-Amadi Road in Port Harcourt the State Capital.

The masked security operatives in the Governor's convoy were reported to have blocked the Minister From accessing the road because the Governor was on a project inspection, It took the quick intervention of men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on patrol to quell the situation.

Mr Harold Augustus, Senior Special Assistant on Protocol to the Governor of Rivers State was alleged to have supervised the attack, which included damage to devices held by observers and injury to a security detail attached to the Minister of Transportation.

However the Minister was not harmed as he remained in his car, despite the attack.