The governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has disclosed that some of the shooters involved in an attempt to kill Senator Ifeanyi Ubah have been detained.
This was disclosed by Soludo on Friday as he was in Enugwu-Ukwu, the same community where the incident took place roughly a month ago, in the state’s Njikoka Local Government Area.
Ubah had lost two personal assistants and four security aides in the attack, but he managed to flee in his bulletproof automobile.
But during the funeral for Pa Boniface Nwankwo, the father of Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, who represents the federal district of Dunukofia, Njikoka, and Anaocha in the House of Representatives, Soludo declared that the criminals had been apprehended and that security agents were pursuing the other gang members who were still at large.
“Senator Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked by some people in this same neighborhood three weeks ago.
I want to let you know that we have detained several of the attackers. We are currently looking for the remaining individuals.
“We won’t allow individuals like him to define who we are. The people of Anambra State are calm. Even in the upcoming election, we must support peace. Anambra is a tranquil and secure place.
“We have driven out undesirable elements from the state. Only a few of the bad guys are still around, as evidenced by the crime hotspots you hear about.
They won’t vanish over night; even in developed countries, there are still a few undesirables.
In joking with one of the deceased’s sons, senatorial contender Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, Soludo said:
“Dozie, everyone you’re up against in the Senate race is present; who will withdraw to make room for the other?
We are the Anambra people, and we are not defined by violence.
No matter which party we belong to, we will always be brothers and sisters who stand by one another.
The governor paid tribute to the deceased, noting that although he passed away at the advanced age of 83, he led a good life that was both lengthy and meaningful.
Dozie Nwankwo thanked everyone who attended the funeral in an address, reiterating that despite their political disagreements, the state’s political leaders are cordial and regard one another as brothers.
The president’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who participated virtually in the funeral mass, the former governor of Rivers State, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, the senators Victor Umeh and Uche Ekwunife, as well as many other dignitaries, were among the other guests who joined the grieving family to pay tribute to the deceased.