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Nine suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on the former Central Bank Governor and an aspirant for the 2021 Anambra guber Prof Chukwuma Soludo in Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano made the disclosure of the arrest on Wednesday at Prof Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Center in Awka, the state capital.
The governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was attacked in Isuofia, his hometown, by some gunmen during a town hall meeting with youths last month
Three of his police aides were killed in the attack, while others were injured.
Soludo was shielded off the arena unhurt.
Commissioner for Public Utilities Emeka Ezenwanne was kidnapped by the gunmen and later released.
Obiano was speaking at the public presentation of the book: ‘Governor Willie Obiano: 7 Years of Delivering Good Governance in Anambra State written by about 10 authors.
Obiano said, ‘What happened last month was unfortunate, but let me tell you, we have restrategized and are coming out like a smoking gun.
‘We are not going to take prisoners. The nine people that attacked Prof Soludo are in our net now. We are going to eliminate them. We will go after the others.
‘A special squad has been put together, and they are already working everywhere.’
He was surrounded by all the service heads in the state including the army, police, navy, civil defence.
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