The Chairman of House of Representatives' Committee on Health, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu, narrowly escaped being killed on Saturday night as his convoy was ambushed by gun men at Eku community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
One of his police escorts was, however, not lucky as he was shot dead while three of his aides were seriously injured when the gun men opened fire on his convoy.
Hon Elumelu, however, escaped miraculously from the gun attack as his personal driver was said to have maneuvered the vehicle from the attack scene to safety.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the Lawmaker was on his way to Asaba from Warri when the convoy was attacked by the gunmen at about 3.25 p.m at Eku.
Security sources disclosed that the gun men opened fire on the escort vehicle, a Hilux Jeep, killing the police man instantly while his aides sustained serious gunshot injuries in the attack that lasted about 15 minutes,
"The convoy of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu was heading to Asaba and somewhere at Eku was waylaid by four gunmen. The Police orderly was shot dead while three of his aides sustained serious gunshot injuries", a Security source disclosed.
Effort to get the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer proved abortive as he neither picked his calls nor responded to text messages sent to him.