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More Details Emerge On Assassination Attempt On Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

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More details have emerged on the assassination attempt on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South Senatorial District on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

 

TRIXX NG has reported how the Senator was ambushed by heavily armed who opened fire on his convoy.

It was reported that some of his aides were killed in the attack, including some police officers.

 

One of the Senator’s aides, Mr Kameh Ogbonna said the attack was an assassination attempt but the Senator was able to escape because his vehicle was bulletproof.

 

The aid said Senator Ubah and his convoy were passing Nkwo Enugwukwu junction when they were shot at from all sides by the attackers.

“About seven security operatives were hit by the assassins bullet,” he stated.

A source told The Punch that when gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the Senator, police officers in the convoy engaged the armed men in a gun duel, but some of the operatives were killed.

 

He added that the four police officers in the convoy were disarmed by the gunmen who were about nine in number.

A source said: “Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his personal treasurer, Mr Ikechukwu Odum who is his most trusted aide. He also lost his personal assistant, Mr Goodness Mathias.

Another man killed, who was not in the convoy of the Senator was identified as Onowu Agu-Ukwu Nri.

He is said to be a titled chief in neighbouring Nri community, and had just driven to Enugwu-Ukwu to drop someone who visited him, who would be traveling to Lagos this morning, and he was unlucky to be at that point at the time when Senator Ubah was going to be attacked

“He was driving a big jeep, so the assassins may have thought he was in the same convoy with the senator, and he was gunned down.”

Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. Echeng Echeng, has already led operatives to the scene at Nkwo market, Enugwukwu.

 

In a statement issued on Sunday night, he said though the details of the incident are still sketchy, operatives are on the ground there to monitor the situation.

 

He said the police would communicate further details as things unfold, adding that the Police remained committed to getting to the root of the matter.

Gov. Chukwuma Soludo described the attack as the “last ditched-effort of a sinking boat” by criminal elements in the state.

 

He reassured the people that all security agencies were on full alert to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous attack who would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

 

Soludo commiserated with the senator and the families of his aides killed as well as the state commissioner of police, for the policemen who also lost their lives.

 

Senator Ubah is said to be in an undisclosed hospital where he is being monitored by doctors even though he was not physically hurt.

 

 

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