Unknown gunmen had on Sunday ambushed the lawmaker’s convoy in Enugwu Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
The victims of an attack on the convoy of the lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah have been named.
Recall we reported how unknown gunmen on Sunday ambushed the lawmaker’s convoy in Enugwu Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.
Some aides and security agents attached to the businessman were reportedly killed with many injured during the deadly attack.
However, the lawmaker managed to escape unhurt with his bulletproof car.
In a chat with TVC news, a source said about 10 persons died in the attack, which has been described as an assassination attempt on the lawmaker.
The source said Senator Ubah lost his personal assistant, Goodness Mathias, and his personal treasurer, Ikechukwu Odum, who is his most trusted aide.
Also, a passerby who was not in the convoy of the Senator was identified as Onowu Agu-Ukwu Nri was hit by the bullet.
Other victims were six Mobile Police Men who were riding in the convoy of the Senator, and a driver driving one of Ubah’s cars.
The source said: “Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his personal treasurer, Mr Ikechukwu Odum who is his most trusted aide. He also lost his personal assistant, Mr Goodness Mathias.
“Another man killed, who was not in the convoy of the Senator was identified as Onowu Agu-Ukwu Nri. He is said to be a titled chief in the neighbouring Nri community and had just driven to Enugwu-Ukwu to drop someone who visited him, who would be travelling to Lagos this morning, and he was unlucky to be at that point at the time when Senator Ubah was going to be attacked.
“He was driving a big jeep, so the assassins may have thought he was in the same convoy with the senator, and he was gunned down.”
The source added: “In the confusion yesterday, all the cars were just jamming each other. Since the vehicle the senator was driving in was a bulletproof car, his driver managed to manoeuvre out of the damaged cars and drove away, even as it was being shot.“