Gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, with an unspecified number of police officers feared killed.
According to PUNCH, sources said the incident, which happened late on Sunday, saw about six policemen killed when the gunmen and police operatives engaged in a gun battle after the assailants opened fire on Ubah’s convoy.
The above-mentioned publication reported that 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 numbers.”
A close ally of the senator, who confirmed the incident, 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.”
The state police spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident, said there was an attack on policemen at Enugwu-Ukwu, but insisted that the casualty figure were still unknown.
Ikenga 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.”