Professor Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has condemned Sunday’s killing of aides and security agents attached to Senator Ifeanyi Ubah at Nkwo Enugu Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state.
In a statement by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA, Soludo said that all security agencies in the state are now on full alert to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly attack on the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
According to him, “this is the last ditched-effort of a sinking boat” by these criminal elements.
“I condemn in strong terms, the attack by yet-to-be identified gunmen on Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy.
“I commiserate with Dr Ifeanyi Ubah and the families of his aides who lost their lives as well as the State Commissioner of Police, for the Policemen who also lost their lives.
“We are fully determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the State,” Soludo’s statement reads in part.
The violence in the southeast is another layer of insecurity in Nigeria, where kidnappings for ransom are common in the northwest and parts of the Middle Belt region.
Armed groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic West Africa Province (ISWAP) are also active in the northeast of the country.