About 10 persons have been reported dead in the Convoy of the Senator representing Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah in the Sunday evening attack.
Though Anambra State Police Command had in a phone call with its spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga denied knowledge of the exact number of persons killed, it was reported that about 10 persons died in the attack, which was suspected to be an assassination attempt.
“Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his Personal Treasurer, Ikechukwu Odum who was his most Trusted Aide. He also lost his Personal Assistant, Goodness Mathias.
“Another man killed, who was not in the Convoy of the Senator was identified as Onowu Agu-Ukwu Nri. He is said to be a titled Chief in neighbouring Nri community and had just driven to Enugwu-Ukwu to drop someone who visited him, who would be travelling to Lagos this morning and he was unlucky to be at that point at the time when Senator Ubah was going to be attacked.’’
“He was driving a big jeep, so the assassins may have thought he was in the same Convoy with the Senator and he was gunned down.”
Other people identified to have been killed were six Mobile Policemen who were riding in the Convoy of the Senator and a driver, who was said to be driving one of Ubah’s cars.
The attack has been described as an assassination attempt on the Senator, as reports said that the gunmen targeted every car in his Convoy, especially his Security men and riddled them with bullets.
“In the confusion yesterday, all the cars were just jamming each other. Since the vehicle the Senator was driving in was a bullet proof car, his driver managed to manoeuver out of the damaged cars and drove away, even as it was being shot.’’