State House shooting: Attacker shot thrice, recovering in ICU

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Bethel Ikena Chenezie, the man who attempted to infiltrate State House on Thursday and stabbed a Presidential Guard, was shot three times by members of President Dr. Irfaan Ali’s security detail.

Because of the injuries sustained, Cheenzie was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for critical care. He was shot three times – to his torso, abdomen, and to the head.

The News Room understands that he underwent surgery and by Thursday afternoon, he was taken to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he remains under police guard.

His condition is reportedly stable.

Meanwhile, the injured Presidential Guard Telon Perreria also underwent surgery and is recovering in the ICU. Perreira first received treatment for a hematoma, which is a collection of blood under the skin.

Presidential Guard Telon Perreria

Chenezie, who possesses a Nigerian passport, on Thursday morning showed up at State House – the official residence of President Ali and his family – and confronted the Presidential guard in a hut stating: “I want the President.”

Perreira was then stabbed five times by the man, who was armed with a knife.

The attacker then proceeded to disarm a female rank of her gun, walked out of the guard hut, and started firing outside of the compound on Carmichael Street.

No one else was harmed and police are continuing their investigations into the matter.

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