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Sen Ubah survives alleged assassination attempt, aides killed

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A Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has survived an alleged assassination plot.

Fred Chukwulobe, former, Chief Press Secretary to Chris Ngige, confirmed this on this Facebook on Sunday.

He said the incident took place at Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka LGA, in Anambra State.

According to him, the lawmaker survived the attack but policemen and his aides in his convoy were killed.

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“I spoke with the Senator. He confirmed the alleged assassination and told me he’s okay, but there are casualties”, Fred said.

Speaking also on the incident, Mr. Kameh Ogbonna, media assistant to Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, said the senator was able to escape death because of the bullet-proof Jeep he was riding in.

He said: “If not for the bullet-proof jeep the Senator was riding in he would have been dead by now.

“This is an attempt on the life of the Senator Representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.

“We were passing Enugwu Ukwu junction when they hit us front and back from all sides and as I speak with you Obum, the Special Aide to the senator, is dead and about seven security operatives were hit by the assassins’ bullets and they may have died.”

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, also confirmed the incident but noted that the number of casualties still remains unknown.

“Though the details of the incident are still sketchy, operatives are on the ground there as operations are going on and the situation is being monitored. Further details shall be communicated please”, he said.

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