Former Senate President, David Mark, yesterday escaped death in Agatu after he was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Mark, who had gone to the community to ascertain the level of destruction caused by the recent attack by the herdsmen, had his convoy greeted with a hail of bullets.
Mark was in company of the former minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, member House of Representatives Ohimini/Otukpo, Honourable Ezekiel Adaji, security aides, newsmen and party supporters.
They were, however, unhurt as a rapid response from security men on the convoy warded off the attack in Akwu community.
ThisDay reports that the incident caused a huge commotion as the herdsmen were seen taking off with their herds while members of the convoy disembarked and headed in the other direction before the intervention.
However, Senator Mark went through the eight communities affected including Aila, Akwu, Okokolo, Adagbo, Akwu, Ogboju and Odugbeho, which are completely destroyed by Fulani herdsmen.
Addressing the people, Mark asked them to go about their businesses peacefully, adding that the perpetrators of the act would be brought to book.
One of the youth leaders, Michael, who spoke at Aila lamented the porous security in Agatu local government and angrily told the former senate president to tell the president to remove the soldiers as “we are competent now to defend ourselves”.