Nigerian man in critical condition after failed attempt to assassinate Guyana President

A Nigerian man along with a policeman, were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition after he tried to assassinate the President of Guyana Irfaan Ali. 

The Guyana Police Force on Thursday, December 15, said a request has been dispatched to the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) for more information on the Nigerian man, identified as Bethel Ikenna Chimezie, who staged a daring knife and gun attack on the Presidential Guards at the Guyana State House that resulted in him being shot and injured.

Thirty-five-year-old Chimezie was reported to have undergone a series of surgeries for gunshot injures to his head, torso and leg that were inflicted when Presidential Guards opened fire on him.


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    “The GPF has requested via INTERPOL a comprehensive background check on him; also whether he has any criminal history or whether he is linked to any criminal group,” a senior police officer told Demerara Waves Online News.

    Earlier, police said that at about 7:30 am, the man entered State House’s south-eastern guard room and demanded to see the President.

    He allegedly whipped out a knife and stabbed a policeman several times to his neck and other areas of his body.

    Police said Chimezie also snatched a pistol from a Presidential Guard, ran out of the guard room on to Carmichael Street and fired several shots. Police said a 9MM pistol and seven 9MM spent shells were retrieved.

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    5 COMMENTS

    1. Typical of Nigerians. Stop acting wild in another man’s country. In Dubai, because of you guys Africans are having problems, stop thinking people don’t like you and just check your selves and you will no that your bad stinky attitude is the problem

    2. Where is the picture(s) and videos. Stop associating negative to Nigeria without proper evidences. Our economic growth is bad enough, do not add salt to our injury.

    3. he should be medically examined … cox no way a normal being will ever dream of attacking the heard of a state ! … can he even attack the chairman of his locality talk less the president of a country?… my prayer is for God to help keep the guide alive and as for this one may God help his situation cos i do not even kn what to say .

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