Nollywood actor, host and filmaker, Chidi Mokeme has narrated how he survived an attack by terrorists in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
Recounting his ordeal, Mokeme on Instagram said he was on his way to the airport to catch an international flight when someone fell twice.
His car was damaged and the mirrors crashed as he said it was possible the robbers had seized his Louis Vuitton bags in the back seat.
Sharing a video of his damaged car, Mokeme wrote: “So, I was stuck in a traffic jam in Lagos, in front of VGC to find out, wondering when, and when, I would make my international flight, praying for the driver to come in front of me to pick up the car (he went to look for a small basket of agbalumo / old that I wanted to surprise my sister with.
“One part of my brain was manoeuvring the truck, and still baffled at how Lagos residents always manage to turn a two-lane road into twelve lanes and still survive!
“For my eye like this, google maps was recalculating my ETA from a 2hrs journey to 3hrs and rising and I hadn’t driven up to 100 meters.
“All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I noticed a white Honda Accord try to box me in, someone jumped in front of my truck and started signalling “Stop there, I say stop there.”
“In that split second, I had assessed the situation – plain clothes, no uniform, hand reaching inside pants, accomplice running over from the other side of the road, getaway car idling, I took the only option, almost ran him over and climbed the culvert, dashing into the service lane to oncoming vehicles.
“I caught a quick glimpse of the guy in the rear, next thing I heard was a loud explosion, glass shattering and shrapnel’s all over me in all directions.
“My first reaction was “What the F^k? I refused to stop because ‘Stopping’ is the expected and predictable reaction.
“My head just told me to keep it moving and take control of the situation. DON’T STOP”. But I wanted blood so badly I could taste it in my guts. Guess what I did? I did the only thing that made #ChidiSense to me “Focus on catching my flight, so I kept it moving.”
The actor went ahead to thank everyone for their prayers, adding that he made it safely to the airport.
“Thanks for all the concerns, prayers and well wishes. I did make it safely to the airport, had a few seconds to assess the damage and moved on.
“That side window was a small price to pay compared to who knows what else could have happened.
“Whatever, God pass them,” he wrote.