September 11, (THEWILL) – Gunmen, on Sunday, attacked the convoy of the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah, at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka local government area of Enugu State.
Sources said the gunmen opened fire on the convoy, killing an unspecified number of Aides of the senator, including Police operatives.
A video of the attack showed the lifeless bodies of murdered policemen in about four of the vehicles in the convoy of the federal lawmaker.
A social media user, Iyke Orji, wrote, “Sen Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked today by hired killers in Enugwu Ukwu. It was a calculated attempt. It wasn’t impromptu stuff.
“Information was gathered about the time of movement and takeoff. The policemen were about four in number and they were attacked.
“All their arms were collected. The boys that spearheaded that attack were about nine.”
But another source, who begged not to be named, said six policemen were killed in the attack.
Senator Ubah could not be reached for confirmation, as his line remained busy all through at press time.
The spokesperson of the Enugu State police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the attack but insisted that the casualty figure remained unknown.
He said, “Yes, there was an attack at Enugwu-Ukwu today, but the casualty figure is not clear. As I speak to you, the CP has personally led a team of men to the scene, and normalcy has been restored.”
He promised to brief journalists on the findings of the Command.