Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s Convoy Attacked, Many Policemen Feared Dead

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has reportedly escaped death as unknown gunmen on Sunday evening attacked his convoy, at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing unspecified number of his orderlies.

Punch repor,t quoting sources, said about six policemen were gunned down in the shoot-out between the gunmen and police operatives.

According to the report, some observers believe that the attack could have been a premeditated assassination attempt on the lawmaker.

“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.” An eye witness said.

“He survived it but there are casualties. Some policemen in his convoy were killed. I just spoke with him. He’s okay but told me there are casualties.” A close friend of the senator said

Senator Ubah could not be contacted on phone for his reaction to the incident as his line was unreachable as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the state police command has confirmed the incident. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said claimed that the casualty figure were still unknown but confirmed that there was an attack on the men of the command at Enugwu-Ukwu.

“The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, has led police operatives to the scene of the shootings in Enug-Ukwu, although the details of the incident are still sketchy. Operatives are on the ground there as operations are going on and the situation is being monitored. Further details shall be communicated please.” Ikenga said.

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