Delta APC Chairmanship Aspirant Survives Assassination Attempt
A Chairmanship aspirants for the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Silas Buowe, on Wednesday, survived assassination attempt on his life by unknown gunmen.
Buowe was former member of the Delta State House of Assembly for Isoko South Constituency II between 2003 and 2007, and the senior pastor of Faith Teaching Bible Church, with headquarter in Oleh, Isoko South Council Area of the state.
Buowe’s relative who spoke on condition anonymity said the aspirant was attacked around the Forest Holiday Hotels along Emiye Road in Oleh, after a haircut.
The source said the victim was waylaid by a team of arms-wielding youths and was shot at a closed range, while his car was also shattered with bullets.
Giving details of the attack, the source said, “He was attacked around Forest Holiday Hotels in Oleh, where he had gone to cut his hair.
“As he was about to leave, a Jetta car carrying some young men blocked his vehicle and they immediate opened fire on him.
“They shot him on the stomach and the bullets went out through his back.
He is currently in theater, being operated upon at a hospital in Warri.
“We have been battling to save his life since yesterday (Wednesday).
“From what the doctors said, he sustained some fractures and some of his intestines were affected by the bullets.
“Several laboratory tests have been done and we are awaiting some of the results.”