The Governor of Anambra state, Prof. Charles Soludo, has condemned the attack on the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah by gunmen.
Recall, that Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy was reportedly attacked on Sunday evening by gunmen and some of his personal aides, and an unconfirmed number of persons were killed.
In the report, the senator narrowly escaped his assailants who attacked his convoy at the Enugwu-Ukwu road in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Condemning the attack, Soludo in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime, said the government was fully determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the State.
According to him, “this is the last ditched-effort of a sinking boat” by these criminal elements
He reassured that all security agencies in the state are now on full alert to fish out the perpetrators of this heinous attack. The governor further noted that the attackers of the senator would be made to face the full wrath of the law when apprehended.
The Governor also commiserated with the families of the senator’s aides who lost their lives as well as the State Commissioner of Police, for the policemen who also lost their lives.
Similarly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the unfortunate attack on the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial zone.
“The attack on the convoy of Senator @Dr_IfeanyiUbah stands condemned. My condolences go to the families of those injured and killed in the attack. I share my sympathy with the Distinguished Senator. May the souls of the departed Rest In Peace.
“We’ve got work to do to ensure that safety and security returns to our dear country,” Atiku said via his verified Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, the state police command has reacted to the Enugwu Ukwu incident. The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement said:
“The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command CP Echeng Echeng has led operatives to the scene where sporadical shootings took place in Enugwu Ukwu.