Some of the casualties of the attack on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah have been identified. More than 6 persons reportedly lost their lives during the attack.
The convoy of the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District came under heavy attack by gunmen suspected to be assassins at Nkwo Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
Though the police is yet to give further details of the Sunday evening attack, unconfirmed reports said 10 persons died in the attack.
According to our Reporter, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his personal treasurer, Mr Ikechukwu Odum who is his most trusted aide. He also lost his personal assistant, Mr 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 traveling 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 SUV, 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 Police Men 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 eyewitnesses said 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 hitting each other. Since the vehicle the senator was driving in was a bullet proof car, his driver managed to manoeuvre out of the damaged cars and drive away, even as it was being shot at,” the source narrated.