Three police escorts in the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South senatorial zone were feared dead when he was attacked at Enugwu Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of the state on Sunday.
A highly placed source, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Vanguard that the senator after escaping the near death encounter was agitated and upset over the incident.
An eye witness said the senator was reportedly injured in the attack in which some people described as an assassination attempt on the Young Peoples Party, YPP, senator.
An eyewitness said: “Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy came under attack in Enugwu Ukwu this evening. He was ambushed by heavily armed men who opened fire on his convoy. Some of his aides were killed, including some police officers.
“The senator managed to escape as his car was riddled with bullets.
“I was driving up to that spot from the link road to the express when some people in a shop shouted at me and asked me to turn back and take another road, which I did”.
Meanwhile, the state police command has reacted to the Enugwu Ukwu incident. The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement said:
“The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command CP Echeng Echeng has led operatives to the scene where sporadical shootings took place in Enugwu ukwu.
“Though the details of the incident is still sketchy, operatives are on ground there as operations is going on and the situation is being monitored.
“Further details shall be communicated please “.