Unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Anambra South Senatorial District inEnugu-Ukwu in Njikoka Council Area of Anambra State on Sunday.
About nine suspected assassins carried out the attack, killing five persons including security operatives and Senator Ubah’s aides.
The senator’s car was riddled with bullets but he escaped.
Governor Chukwuma Soludo has condemned the attack.
He described the suspected assassination attempt as the “last ditched-effort” of criminal elements.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, pledged that the government is determined to wipe out criminality in Anambra State.
“Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has condemned in very strong terms the attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy; that is the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District.
“Soludo has said that the government is determined to wipe out every act of criminality in the state.
“This attack is the last ditched effort of a sinking boat by criminal elements,” he said.
The governor commiserated with the senator, his aides' families, and the security agencies who lost their lives in the attack.