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General News of Monday, 12 September 2022


But for bulletproof jeep, Ifeanyi Ubah would be dead - Aide

A collage of Ifeanyi Ubah and one of the vehicles attacked A collage of Ifeanyi Ubah and one of the vehicles attacked

Mr. Kameh Ogbonna, media assistant to Ifeanyi Ubah has said the senator would have been dead but for the bulletproof vehicle was riding in.

The lawmaker represents Anambra south senatorial district at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area was attacked by some unknown gunmen on Sunday, September 11.

10 persons were reported dead after the attacks.

Reacting to the attacks, Ogbonna said: "If not for the bulletproof jeep the senator was riding in, he would have been dead by now.

“We were passing Enugwu Ukwu junction when they hit us from all sides and as I speak with you Obum, the special aide to the senator is dead.

“About seven security operatives were hit by the assassin's bullet,” he stated.

Police in Anambra have confirmed Sunday night’s attack.

DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday that the incident is sad and unfortunate.

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng had already led operatives to the scene of the attack around Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu market area.

The PPRO said though details of the incident were still sketchy, operatives were on ground while the situation was being monitored.

He said that further details would be communicated to the public. Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of the state has condemned in strong terms, the attack on Ubah’s convoy.

Soludo’s condemnation is contained in a statement by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime.

The governor said his administration was fully determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the state.

He 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.


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