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APC deputy governorship, Sam Ode Attacked!

 Same Ode, who has been declared by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the running mate to governorship candidate, Emmanuel Jime, was yesterday attacked..

His attack came few hours after the party pronounced him as running mate ahead of the 2019 polls.

According to The Nation, some Hoodlums raided his HUDCO Quaters home in Makurdi with knives, axes, cutlasses and clubs suspected to be cultists at  about 4 a.m yesterday.

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Confirming the incident on phone to The Nation, Ode said he was not at home when the hoodlums stormed his house.

“My security guards told me that some men armed with knives, axe, clubs and other weapons forced their way into my house and asked after me, even though I was not at home. I suspect they were after my life,” he said.

The former minister said the matter was reported to security agencies.

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Ode, who is also a former Chairman of Otukpo Local Government Area, was also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs before former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him Minister of State for Niger Delta.

He contested the 2015 governorship primary and lost.

He was a participant of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State.

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Police spokesman Moses Yamu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), could not be reached last night as his phone was switched off.

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