By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
Senate President, David Mark, yesterday escaped death, as gunmen attacked his convoy in Orlu Senatorial District of Imo State, on his way to the burial ceremony of late business mogul, Sir John Richard Anyaehie, in Nkwerre Community of Imo state.
Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Mr. Paul Mumeh, who confirmed the attack, said no life was lost and no casualty recorded.
Mark while speaking at the burial ceremony of the deceased, decried the attack, saying it was not what should be expected in a senatorial district like Orlu particular at a time when a great philanthropist like Anyaehie was being buried.
He described late Anyaehie as a truthful man and good adviser, from whom he benefited as a young military Major in Port Harcourt, saying his first encounter with him was the greatest in his life.
While advising Nigerians to always prepare for their death by being humble and godly like the late Anyaehie, the Senate President said that his life united people of Nkwerre, Orlu Senatorial Zone and Imo State at large.
In his speech also, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State described the late Anyaehie as one of the few but truthful and godly billionaires ever produced in Igboland, describing his life as a lesson to all men.
Okorocha said death must come when it would and that what remained most important in life was the things people must be remembered for.
In his sermon, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, Rt. Rev. Beneth Okoro, warned Christians not to die in sin, saying it could be very dangerous after death.
He advised politicians equipping youths to terrorise the society to endeavour to withdraw the weapons, saying it is only the good deeds one does on earth that would speak for him on his last day.
The Bishop cautioned against primitive acquisition of wealth, saying however that being wealthy is not sin but being proud and using same to oppress people is sinful before God.