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General News of Monday, 12 September 2022


7 aides killed as Anambra lawmaker Ifeanyi Ubah escapes assassination attempt

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

Seven people have been killed after gunmen operating in Anambra State attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

The attack is reported to have occurred in the evening of Sunday, September 11.

The lawmaker represents Anambra south senatorial district at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area.

It was gathered that the convoy Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) was ambushed by the gunmen who opened fire on his convoy.

The Nation reports that three aides of the lawmaker and his three security operatives were killed during the ambush.

An eyewitness to the incident said that the Ubah managed to escape although he might have been hurt from the attack by the gunmen.

The source said: “Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy came under attack in Enugwu Ukwu this night with some aides and police escorts killed “I was driving up to that spot from the link road to the express when some people in a shop shouted at me and asked me to turn back and take the Omile Road which I did.”

Another eyewitness, who spoke on the incident said the attack by the gunmen sounded like the area was a war zone.

His words: "As I was driving, I heard sounds of guns like a war zone from afar along the old Onitsha -Awka road and immediately, I reversed and had to follow the expressway.

“The shooting was not small, it was later when I got to Awka around 8.15 pm that I heard that a politician was attacked and some people killed.”


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