Former Nasarawa Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim-Abubakar has survived a suspected assassination attempt.
The politician was on his way to Doma from Rukubi town, where he went to donate relief material to flood victims, when he was attacked.
He said the attack happened at about 5:30 p.m. around Igbabo village.
According to him, nine gunmen opened fire oand one of the bullets hit the mobile phone in his breast pocket. Another hit his elbow and my back.
He escaped to Igbabo village where the locals took him to the hospital.
Several bullets have been removed from his body, with doctors working to remove one more lodged under his ribs, he said.
The NNPP chieftain added that the attack might be the handiwork of his political opponents.
He recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) where he won the ticket for the Doma South House of Assembly seat.