Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill Three Of His Security Aides

Gunmen on Wednesday attacked Prof. Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who has indicated interest in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

Daily Trust gathered that he was attacked in Isuofia, where he hails from in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.

Three policemen among the security aides attached to Soludo were shot dead in the attack.

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the gunmen disrupted an interactive session between some youths and Soludo at a civic centre in the town.

A media aide to Soludo, who pleaded not to be identified, confirmed the incident.

He said. “I can’t confirm the whereabouts of Prof. Soludo . There was a stampede, I didn’t know where Soludo is now.

“I only learnt that the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was taken away, but I don’t know the whereabouts of Soludo.”

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Police Public Relations Officer in the State, confirmed the attack but did not go into details.

This is the latest in the campaign of violence on security agents in the Southern part of the country.

Earlier in March, gunmen invaded a bus conveying some suspects to court in Anambra and killed a prison warder and other person.

The tragic incident happened in Aguata LGA.

On Sunday, Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, announced that some members of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) were arrested over the murder of security operatives.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Soludo.

-Dailytrust/Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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