NDDC IMC member says she escaped assassination


* MOSOP warns against harm on Ogoni kins woman

A member of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Evang. Caroline Nagbo, said she narrowly escaped assassination in Port Harcourt early in the week. SOGBEYE ELI,

According to a lawyer, Sogbeye Ye Eli, the incident which occurred after she attended Church service at Ozuoba in Obio/Akpor LGA was however aborted due to the swift reaction of security agencies following distress calls made to the Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services.

A clearly shocked Evang. Nagbo thanked God for her protection and commended the gallantry of the security officials. She was full of praise for the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command; the Director, State Security Services, Rivers State Command and Head of Security at the NDDC, Mr. Tonye Frank Oputu, whose professionalism and very timely intervention she noted aborted the plot to harm her. Evang. Nagbo also thanked her colleague in the Interim Management Committee and Acting Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Mr. Effiong Akwa, for his prompt response to the rescue effort and commendation of the Commission’s security for their exemplary diligence upon her arrival at the Commission’s Headquarters.

Caroline Nagbo having reported the matter to the Police called on the Commissioner of Police and other security agencies operating in the State to intensify efforts in tracking down those who are after her life, noting that criminal elements terrorizing the State must be flushed out to secure the lives of law-abiding citizens and end scaring away investors in the petroleum and gas resource-rich State who are providing gainful employment to the teeming graduate and skilled population in the State.

Meanwhile, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) expressed strong condemnation of the assassination attempt on the NDDC IMC member.

MOSOP said it is appalled by this act and calls for an immediate and full scale investigation into this act. “While we commend the security forces for living up to the expectations by averting the assassination, we note that this act of assassination attempt on a high profile personality like Ms Nagbo further reflects the vulnerability of our society and reinforces the need for an upgrade of our intelligence and internal security system.”