An unspecified number of police officers have been reportedly killed at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State by gunmen who opened fire on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
The attack was said to have taken place on Sunday night.
Sources said about six of the police operatives in the convoy who responded to the attackers were gunned down in a shoot-out.
The PUNCH newspaper quoted sources, saying that the attack was an attempted assassination on the senator who represents Anambra south senatorial district.
“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 source said.
Another source said six policemen were killed in the attack and their weapons were carted away by the assailants.
Ubah could not be reached for confirmation as his telephone line was unreachable.
The spokesperson of Anambra state police command, Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, but said the casualty figure were still unknown.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, has today(Sunday), led police operatives to the scene where sporadic shootings took place in Enugu-Ukwu.
“Though the details of the incident are still sketchy, operatives are on the ground there as operations are going on and the situation is being monitored. Further details shall be communicated please.”
Credit: The Punch