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Gunmen open fire on Ubah’s convoy, orderlies killed

An unspecified number of police officers have been killed at the Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State as yet-to-be-identified assailants opened fire

[FILES] Ifeanyi Ubah

An unspecified number of police officers have been killed at the Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State as yet-to-be-identified assailants opened fire on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

Sources said the gunmen opened fire on the convoy and police operatives in the convoy responded. About six policemen were gunned down in the shoot-out that happened yesterday night.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy, a source said: “Senator Ubah was attacked 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.”

Another source said six policemen were killed in the attack. The Senator could not be reached for confirmation as his line remained unreachable all through.

However, a close ally of the senator said it was an “attempted assassination. “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 spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said there was an attack on the men of the command at Enugwu-Ukwu, but insisted that the casualty figure were still unknown.