Gunmen in Anambra arrested and the attackers attacked and started shooting at his convoy, killing five people, including two police officers.
Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo announced on Friday that gunmen who allegedly attacked the vehicle of Nigerian Senator Ifeanyi Ubah were in custody.
Mr. Ubah is the district representative for Anambra South.
Last month, gunmen in the state’s Njikoka Local Government Area ambushed his convoy in the hamlet of Enugwu-Ukwu.
Five people, including two police officers, were killed when the attackers intercepted his convoy and started shooting.
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Mr. Soludo was in the neighborhood where the senator was attacked, Enugwu-Ukwu.
Dozie Nwankwo, a member of the State House of Assembly, who had his father buried on Friday, was the recipient of his condolence visit.
The governor made a statement during the condolence visit and said that some suspected assailants of the senator’s convoy had been detained.
He said, “Three weeks ago, some individuals decided to attack Senator Ifeanyi Ubah in our village.
The governor stated, “I want to tell you that we have apprehended a number of persons involved in that incident,” but he did not specify how many.
“We are still looking for the remaining individuals.
We won’t allow individuals like that to define who we are. We are a peaceful people in Anambra State, he remarked.
The pockets of attacks that are still happening are only a small portion of the thugs who haven’t yet left, according to Mr. Soludo, who claimed to have successfully driven out the “evil elements” from the state.
They won’t vanish in a single night. There are still a few undesirables, even in civilized areas, he claims
Recurring attacks: Gunmen in Anambra arrested.
Armed men frequently assault government employees, security personnel, and their facilities in Southeast Nigeria, worsening the security situation there.
Five soldiers were slain by gunmen in Umunze, a town in the state’s Orumba South Local Government Area, in September.
In Igbo-Ukwu, a neighborhood in the state’s Aguata Local Government Area, three members of the Anambra Vigilante Group were shot and killed earlier this month.
The unlawful Indigenous People of Biafra have been blamed by the Nigerian government for the deadly attacks in the area.
However, the gang has consistently denied taking part in the attacks.
The separatist organization is driving the movement to carve up a separate state of Biafra from the South-east and some regions of the South-south.