Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has claimed some policemen shot at him in an attempt to kill him.
He said the incident happened while on his way to inspect the fire at the State House of Assembly.
The governor visited the complex and said the attempt by some persons to take over the assembly complex as unfortunate.
He condemned the burning of sections of the sprawling assembly complex while noting that it was built with taxpayers’ money.
The governor also said he had no hand in attack of the assembly complex in a bid to stop his impeachment.
This was contained in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant, Boniface Onyedi.
The statement said “The truth is that everybody who knows me knows that I am a peaceful person. I can never ever, even if I am aware that there is a plot to impeach me for whatever reason be part of such destruction.
“I am worried that a facility like this that we used taxpayers’ money to build will be destroyed for selfish reasons just to please somebody. From what I have seen, even the security is compromised because they were shooting at me directly. The DC Operations (Deputy Commissioner of Police) was shooting at me,” the governor emphasised.