Nigeria: Obiano - Nine Attackers of Soludo Now in Police Net

22 April 2021

Nine suspects in the recent attack on the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 Anambra State election, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, have been arrested.

Soludo was last month attacked by some unknown gunmen at his community, Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area during an interactive session with youths of the community.

Three policemen were killed during the attack, while a state Commissioner, Mr. Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen, but was later released.

The state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, yesterday announced that nine of the people who participated in the attack have been arrested.

Obiano, who disclosed this at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women's Development Centre in Awka, said: "What happened last month is unfortunate, but let me tell you, we have restrategised, and we are coming out like a smoking gun.

"We are not going to take prisoners. The nine people who attacked Prof Soludo are in our net now. We are going to eliminate them. We will go after the others.

"We are not going to take prisoners any longer. A special squad has already been put together, and they are already working everywhere in the state."

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