An unspecified number of police operatives have been killed at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State as gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
Sources said the gunmen opened fire on the convoy, and police operatives in the convoy responded, but about six policemen were gunned down.
The source said the gunmen may have been after the senator, but there are no evidence to prove this.
Iyke Orji, a social media user said, “Sen Ifeanyi Ubah, who represent Anambra South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, was attacked today by Hired killers in Enugwu Ukwu. It was a calculated attempt. It wasn’t an impromptu stuff.
“Information was gathered about the time of movement and takeoff. The policemen were about four in numbers and they were attacked.
“All their arms were collected.The boys that spearheaded that attack were about nine in numbers.”
But another source who begged not to be named said six policemen were killed in the attack.
Our reporter could not reach Senator Ubah for confirmation as his line remained busy all through.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, 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.”
He promised that he would brief journalists on the findings of the command.