Four policemen were killed on Monday in a bomb attack on the convoy of former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim.
Ohakim escaped death the whiskers as the unknown gunmen threw explosives at his convoy.
The attack took place at Oriagu in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area on Monday evening.
Ohakim’s backup vehicle was bombed, which resulted in the death of the four security detail.
It was learnt that Ohakim was with two of his children and was returning from a visit when the gunmen struck.
A source said: “His Excellency was the main target but his brave driver was smart enough to beat them because they were driving to block him.
“Disappointed that their main target had escaped, they blocked his backup vehicle and burnt it. The four policemen with him were feared killed.”
Ohakim’s media aide, Emma Chukwu, said: “I will comment on the issue later.”
Police spokesman Michael Abattam did not pick up his calls.