Gunmen on Wednesday attacked a former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and killed his three police orderlies.
The incident happened in Soludo home town in Isiofia in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An eyewitness said, “Gunmen disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths Soludo at the town’s civic centre. Three policemen were reportedly shot dead in meeting.”
A media aide to Soludo, who pleaded not to be identified, also confirmed the incident.
He said, “I can’t confirm the whereabouts of Professor Soludo. There was stampede, I don’t know where Soludo is now.
“I only learnt that the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, was taken away but I have not heard about the whereabouts of Soludo.”
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, also confirmed the incident.
“The incident happened but as of now (8.15pm) I’m still gathering information about the incident,” he told The PUNCH.
Soludo is a frontline aspirant in the November 6 governorship poll in the state on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.