Some of the gunmen who attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and killed some of his aides in Anambra State have been arrested.
This was disclosed by the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Friday at a burial ceremony.
The Eagle Online recalls that the convoy of Ubah, elected on the platform of Young People’s Party, was attacked by heavily armed gunmen as he passed through Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State on his way home after a visit.
Four of his security aides and two of his advisers were shot dead.
He however escaped unhurt as he rode in a bulletproof car.
Confirming the arrest of the attackers of Ubah, the representative of Anambra South Senatorial District on Friday, Soludo said security operatives were also on the trail of the others.
He spoke at the burial of Pa Boniface Nwankwo, the father of Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, the representative of Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha Federal Constituency, he said: “Three weeks ago, it was in this same community that some elements chose to attack Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
“I want to tell you that we have arrested a number of those involved in that attack.
“We are still on the trail of the remaining people.
“We will not let people like that define who we are.
“This is Anambra State and we are peaceful people.
“We must embrace peace, even in the coming election.
“Anambra is peaceful and safe.
“We have chased away bad elements in the state.
“The pockets of crime you hear of are just a small number of the bad elements left.
“They will not disappear in one night, even in civilised places.
“There are still few bad elements.”