A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, on Monday escaped death by the whiskers.
But four of his police orderlies were feared dead in an attack by gunmen.
The gunmen attacked his convoy and threw explosives at it when they could not capture Ohakim.
The former governor (2007-2011) was attacked 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.