Police confirm attack on aviation minister's car

•Stella Oduah

•Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah: car hit

The Nigerian Police Command on Monday in Abuja confirmed that gunmen fired shots at the car of the Minister of Aviation, Ms Stella Oduah.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Altine Daniel, said the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Friday in Abuja.

She added that the minister was not in the car when the incident took place.

Daniel, however, said that the incident was reported to the police on Monday at about 5:30 p.m.

According to her, some metal objects were found in the vehicle which does not look like the conventional bullet.

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“The objects will be subjected to ballistic test,” she said.

•Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah: car hit
•Aviation Minister, Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah: car hit

According to her, investigation into the incident has begun.

Also, confirming the shooting, Special Adviser to the minister, Mr Joe Obi, said that the attack took place at the Ministers’ Hill, Maitama in the FCT.

“Fortunately, the minister was not in the car at the time the attack took place.

“An official report has been made to the police and the police are currently investigating it, ” Obi said.