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By John Ndu

Isuofia, April 1, 2021 (MOI) No fewer than three policemen have been shot dead by unknown gunmen at a political rally in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government (LGA), Anambra State.

The policemen were attached to an Anambra Governorship aspirant, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.

The Anambra gubernatorial polls are scheduled for the Nov. 6.

The gunmen had disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths and a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Soludo.

The National Secretary of All Soludo Support Groups and Convener of  Youths Earnestly Seek Soludo (YEES), Dr. Nelson Obinna Omenugha, who confirmed the attacks in a telephone interview, said yes, there was a serious stampede at Afuzo area of Isuofia, Aguata LGA, the venue of the session.

He said that three of Soludo’s security details were killed, while the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, an Engineer, was also taken away by the gunmen.

Dr. Omenugha condoled with the families of the dead, praying to God to grant their souls eternal rest.

Soludo, who hails from Isuofia and one of the leading aspirants in the Nov. 6 election was said to be safe, even though his current whereabouts remain unknown. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, has since confirmed the report. (MOI)
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