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Gunmen Who Attacked, Ifeanyi Ubah, Killed His Aides ‘ve Been Arrested In Anambra, Says Soludo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some of the Gunmen that took part in the recent assassination attempt on Senator Ifeanyi Uba at Enugwu Ukwu, Njiokoka Council area of Anambra State, have been apprehended, the state governor, Professor Charles Soludo has disclosed.

Soludo made this known on Friday when visited the community where the attack took place about a month ago.

The Senator, who lost four security aides and two personal Assistants during the bloody attack, was able to escape in his bullet proof car.

Soludo who spoke during the burial of Pa Boniface Nwankwo, father of Hon. Dozie Nwankwo who represents Dunukofia, Njikoka, Anaocha federal constituency in the House of Representatives, said that the culprits have been arrested, and that security operatives were on the trail of the other members of the gang who were at large.

He said: “Three weeks ago, it was in this same community that some criminal elements choose to attack Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

“I want to tell you that we have arrested a number of those involved in that attack. We are still on the trail of the remaining people.

“We will not let people like that define who we are. This is Anambra State, and we are peaceful people. We must embrace peace, even in the coming election. Anambra is peaceful, Anambra is safe.

“We have chased away bad elements in the state. The pockets of crime you hear of are just a small number of the bad elements left.

” They will not disappear in one night, even in civilised places, there are still few bad elements.”

Soludo who cracked a joked with one of the sons of the deceased, Hon Dozie Nwankwo who is a senatorial candidate said: “Dozie, all the people you are running for Senate against are here, so who will leave the contest for the other?

“We are Anambra people, and violence doesn’t define us. Irrespective of party, we will remain brothers and sisters, and we always come together like this to support one another.”

The governor eulogized the deceased, saying he lived a good life, a long and impactful one too, having died at the ripe age of 83.

In a speech, the lower Chamber member of the National Assembly, Hon. Nwankwo, thanked all who graced the burial, confirming that despite political differences, political players in the state are peaceful and see each other as their brothers.

Some notable dignitaries at the funeral service were, wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari who participated virtually during the burial mass; former Rivers State governor, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi; senators Victor Umeh, Uche Ekwunife, among others


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