Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Sunday, escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen ambushed his convoy at Enugwu-Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The Senator who was contesting for reelection on the platform of Young Peoples Party (YPP) was attacked while returning to Nnewi, his home town from a function.
Sources said that the gunmen, working on tips of information, ambushed and opened fire on Senator Ubah’s convoy, while the police in the convoy promptly responded to the attack.
A source said about six policemen were gunned down during the attack, the source also said the attackers were hired killers who may have been sent to kill the senator.
“Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked today by hired killers in Enugwu-Ukwu. It was a calculated attempt. It wasn’t an 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 in number,” the source said.
Another source said: “He was only saved because he was riding in a bullet proof car, and after a long shooting, he now came out of the car. We suspect that he may have been injured.”
When contacted, the Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the attack, but failed to disclose the number of casualties in the attack.
He, however, said, “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command CP Echeng Echeng has led operatives to the scene where sporadic shootings took place in Enugwu Ukwu.”