Anambra State: Unknown Gunmen attack APC Office, kill 4 members, burn Soludo Car
Gunmen have gone on rampage on two locations in Anambra State, killing two persons and wounding many at APC rally, and setting ablaze a car belonging to a leader of Professor Chukwuma Soludo group.
While the attack on APC took place during the party’s rally at Uruagu, Nnewi, the attack on the leader of one of Soludo Support Groups, Dr. Nnelsonn Omenugha took place at Nnobi in Idemili South local government area of the state.
One of the burnt vehicles, a Hilux van, belonged to the Convener of Youths Earnestly Seek Soludo (YESS), Dr Nelson Omenugha. The youth group is one of the many associations drumming support for Prof. Chukwuma Soludo ahead of the November 6 election in the state.
Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has tagged the killing in his party’s secretariat a politically motivated one. He said that the party member was killed during a meeting with other party faithful, many of whom sustained varying degrees of injury.
Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO), in a statement signed by Victor Afam Ogene, decried the ugly development, saying that it was not the first time their members had been attacked.
He, therefore, called on Governor Willie Obiano to rise up to his responsibilities and ensure that security is beefed up in the state.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the ugly development in a statement. He said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Tony Olofu, has ordered for discrete investigations into the incidents.