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Ifeanyi Ubah attack is condemnable – Buhari

By Jimisayo Opanuga
14 September 2022   |   1:17 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South Senatorial District and his aide.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari arrives for day six of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Intare Conference centre in Kigali on June 25, 2022. – Leaders of Commonwealth countries meet every two years for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), hosted by different member countries on a rotating basis. Since 1971, a total of 24 meetings have been held, with the most recent being in the UK in 2018. (Photo by Dan Kitwood / POOL / AFP)

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South Senatorial District and his aide.

Buhari’s condemnation is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu on Wednesday. He described the attack as “barbaric and condemnable”

Senator Ubah and his convoy were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening in Enugwu Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

The gunmen ambushed the senator’s convoy and opened fire on them, killing some police officers and aides of the senator in the convoy. while Ubah narrowly escaped the bullets of the suspected assassins.

Buhari stated that the attack has been closely monitored by security agencies and is waiting for further detail on the response to the situation.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further detail on the response to the worrisome situation by the police, the military and other security agencies,” he said

He prayed for Ubah’s quick recovery and all those that were injured.

“The nation has lost four brave policemen and other aides of the senator. On behalf of the government and the people, I pay homage to these security men and the aides who were brutally murdered. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time,” Buhari said

The president urged for peace and security in Anambra State and all other areas.