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General News of Thursday, 1 April 2021

Source: nationonlineng.net

Policemen killed in Gunmen attack on Soludo

Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Prof. Charles Soludo Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Prof. Charles Soludo

Tension has heightened in Anambra State, following the kidnap of the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, and the killing of three policemen attached to a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Prof. Charles Soludo, by suspected gunmen.

The incident happened about 5.30 pm on Wednesday during a political gathering organized by Soludo, at a civic center in his hometown, Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area.

Soludo, an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) chieftain and frontline aspirant in the November 6 governorship poll in the state, was whisked away unhurt but some participants of the event were injured in the process.

A government official, who pleaded not to be named, said the gunmen arrived in a commando-like style in three vehicles.

He added that Soludo left the state immediately after the incident, adding, “nobody is safe here again. ”

Another eyewitness told The Nation that one of the three slain policemen was a member of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

He said: “A couple of minutes back, gunmen disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths and a former CBN governor, Prof. Soludo, at the town’s civic center.

“Three policemen, including a former member of SARS, were shot dead at the meeting.”

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