The former Governor of Anambra State and Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the forthcoming 2023 general election, Peter Obi has urged the Federal and State governments to use all the machinery available to arrest and Punish those behind the recent attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
Peter Obi communicated this on his personal twitter account said, governments should strenuously strive to to curb the menace of insecurity rampaging our country.
“I deeply commiserate with my brother, Senator. Dr IfeanyiUbah, and extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in this ugly incidence.
“The attack is condemnable and unacceptable. I hereby re-emphasise the urgent need for enhanced security of lives and property in society. I have continued to lay emphasis on the urgent need for enhanced security and protection of life and property in our society.
“Those who engage in these dastardly acts should be fished out swiftly using all machinery available to government, and promptly punished in accordance with our laws.
“I enjoin the Federal and State governments to strenuously strive to to curb the menace of insecurity rampaging our Nation”, he said.
It would be recalled that the convoy of Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone, was recently attacked by gunmen at Enugwukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
One of the Senator’s aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, the attack was an assassination attempt but the Senator was able to escape because his vehicle was bulletproof.
He said, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his personal treasurer, Mr. Ikechukwu Odum, who was his most trusted aide. He also lost his personal assistant, Mr Goodness Mathias.
Other people identified to have been killed were six mobile policemen who were riding in the convoy of the Senator, and a driver, who was said to be driving one of Ubah’s cars.
The Senator was said to be in an undisclosed hospital where he was being monitored by doctors even though he was not physically hurt.