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GUNMEN ATTACK IFEANYI UBAH, ORDERLIES KILLED

Not less than six police escorts in the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South senatorial zone were feared dead when he was attacked at Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of the state on Sunday.

Sources said the gunmen opened fire on the convoy, and police operatives in the convoy responded and about six policemen were gunned down in the shoot-out.

An eye witness said the senator was reportedly injured in the attack in which some people described as an assassination attempt on the Young Peoples Party, YPP, senator. An eyewitness said: “Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy came under attack in Enugwu Ukwu this evening. He was ambushed by heavily armed men who opened fire on his convoy. Some of his aides were killed, including some police officers. “The senator managed to escape as his car was riddled with bullets.

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“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 another road, which I did”.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said there was an attack on the men of the command at Enugwu-Ukwu, but insisted that the casualty figure were still unknown.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, has today(Sunday), led police operatives to the scene where sporadic shootings took place in Enug-Ukwu.

“Though 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.”

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