The Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Government Area, Hon. Victor Isaiah, escaped death on Sunday night as heavily armed military men launched an attack on his official residence in Twon-Brass, Headquarters of Brass Local Government Area.
The chairman who was in the building at the time of the ambush, was having a meeting with members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on the outcome of the presidential and national assembly elections held on 23rd, February.
Victor Isaiah was not injured during the attack as he was quickly whisked away to safety by his police orderly, but some members and supporters of the PDP sustained various degrees of injuries when escaping the bullets from the berserk military men, leaving others psychologically traumatized.
The soldiers, after surrounding the premises, gained access into the chairman’s apartment after breaking through the doors ransacking the various rooms and made away with an undisclosed sum of money and valuable documents.
Speaking to newsmen in Twon-Brass on the attack, the press secretary to the chairman Tamaradoubra Benedict Owei Benjamin, confirmed the unfortunate incident, describing it as wicked and inhumane.
He said “the heavily armed soldiers broke into the chairman’s residence through the back gate at about 7:20pm Sunday night when the chairman was in a meeting with PDP members and supporters who had earlier staged a protest against the INEC for accepting the fake Nembe-Bassambiri results”
According to Benjamin, “The meeting was ongoing peacefully when the soldiers invaded the premises and ordered everyone including the chairman to raise up their hands and lie on their stomachs. But before the chairman could identify himself, the military men opened fire on the innocent citizens holding a peaceful meeting wounding scores of them”
He explained that the attack was an assassination attempt on Hon. Victor Isaiah for standing up against the federal government controlled Nigeria military and saying No to the daylight robbery and bias of INEC.
“They want Victor Isaiah and everyone saying No to the injustice and bias of INEC and the APC eliminated. He was their main target. But their plan failed because God is on our side. We know the APC is behind the attack. And that is why I keep saying that the APC doesn’t want peace in Brass”.
He said it is disheartening that the APC would take the election as a do-or-die affair, asserting that the presidential and national assembly elections in Brass was peaceful because of the robust security plan put in place by the chairman in collaboration with the police, military and other stakeholders.