More details have emerged regarding the attack on the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah.
Naija News earlier reported that unknown gunmen attacked the businessman on Sunday along Enugwu-Ukwu road in Anambra State.
It was gathered that heavily armed gunmen ambushed the lawmaker’s convoy and opened fire on his car. It was reported that some of his aides were killed in the attack, including some police officers.
However, the senator managed to escape death as his car was riddled with bullets.
More facts have emerged that the sad incident took place in Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
A source told The Punch that when gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the Senator, police officers in the convoy engaged the armed men in a gun duel, but some of the operatives were killed.
He added that the four police officers in the convoy were disarmed by the gunmen who were about nine in number.
The source, however, alleged that the attack was a calculated attempt to assassinate the lawmaker.
A source said, “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 number.”
Confirming the development, the spokesperson of the state police command, Toochukwu Ikenga, said the Commissioner of Police has led police operatives to the scene of the incident.
Ikenga, however, stated that the casualty figure was still unknown.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, Echeng Echeng, has led police operatives to the scene where sporadic shootings took place in Enugwu-Ukwu.
“Though 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.”
This article was originally published on Naija News