A yet-to-be-confirmed number of people have been reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of the senator representing the Anambra south, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah in Enugwu-ukwu.
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. This incident happened late on Sunday.
Although details of the incident were still sketchy, according to various sources, it might be an assassination attempt on the senator.
According to reports, 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 convoy and they were attacked. All their arms were collected. The boys that spearheaded that attack were about nine in numbers.”
Another source said six policemen were killed in the attack. Although Senator Ubah could not be reached for confirmation as his line remained unreachable all through.
But a close ally of the senator said it was an “attempted assassination on the distinguished Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.
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.”
When contacted the Spokesperson of the state police command DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said there was an attack on the command men 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 Enugwu-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.”
Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy att@cked in Anambra state— #BBNAIJAS7 (@OloriSupergal) September 12, 2022
The senator managed to escape as his bulletproof car was riddled with b#llets. Police operatives in the convoy responded to the gvnfire but sadly a number of them were k!lled in the crossfire.https://t.co/LUSr4EdHX2 pic.twitter.com/bGYQGxMGex