Reports reaching News Headquarter newspaper has indicated that no fewer than seven persons were feared killed when gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah in Anambra State.
Media reports have it that the incident occured at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area.
Ubah is a Senator on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) and represents Anambra South.
The Nation newspaper said the Senator was ambushed by the gunmen who opened fire on his convoy.
The Nation said it further gathered that three of his aides were killed while three security operatives also died during the ambush.
Various sources reports that an eye witness said the senator was reportedly injured in the attack in which some people described as an assassination attempt on the Federal lawmaker.
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”.
As at the time of filing this report, there was no official confirmation of casualty figures were not verified by the Police or the parliamentarian himself but disturbing videos of the scene of the merciless attack is now trending online.
Iyke Orji, a social media user reportedly said, “Sen Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked today by hired killers in Enugwu Ukwu. It was a calculated attempt. It wasn’t impromptu stuff.
“Information was gathered about the time of movement and takeoff. The policemen were about four in number and they were attacked.
“All their arms were collected. The boys that spearheaded that attack were about nine in number.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that there was an attack on men of the command at Enugwu-Ukwu, but insisted that the casualty figure remained unknown.
He said: “Yes, there was an attack at Enugwu-Ukwu today, but the casualty figure is not clear. As I speak to you, the CP has personally led a team of men to the scene, and normalcy has been restored.”