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Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has condemned in strong terms, the attack by yet-to-be identified gunmen on Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy, Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone on Sunday.
The Eastern Updates had yesterday evening reported that Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah narrowly escaped the bullets of some gun-wielding men who attacked his convoy at Enugwu-Ukwu road in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
While condemning the attack, Governor Soludo said the government is fully determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the State. He reiterated that ‘this is the last ditched-effort of a sinking boat’ by these criminal elements.
He reassured that all security agencies are now on full alert to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous attack, who will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The governor, through a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime,
commiserates with Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah and the families of his aides who lost their lives as well as the State Commissioner of Police, for his gallant men who also died in the barbaric attack.
Sources said the gunmen opened fire on the convoy, and police operatives in the convoy responded and about six policemen were gunned down in the shoot-out.
The incident happened late on Sunday.
Although details of the incident were still sketchy, according to various sources, it might be an assassination attempt on the senator.
A source said, ‘Senator Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked today by some hoodlums in Enugwu Ukwu. It was a calculated attempt. It wasn’t an impromptu action.
‘The policemen were about four in the convoy and they were attacked.
‘All their arms were collected. The boys that spearheaded that attack were about nine in numbers.’
Another source said six policemen were killed in the attack.