At least three police officers were killed when masked assailants attacked Prof Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Wednesday during a meeting in his Isuofia home town in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria.
The slain police officers also had their rifles carted away by the assailants.
A source who witnessed the incident said the renowned Economist was having an interactive session with youths in his community at Isuofia Civic Centre when the gunfire started.
“Three policemen were reportedly shot dead during the attack,” the source said.
A media assistant to Soludo who pleaded anonymity also confirmed the incident but added that he could not confirm the whereabouts of his principal.
“There was a stampede, I don’t know where Soludo is now,” he said, adding, “I only learnt that a Commissioner was taken away, but I have not heard about the whereabouts of Soludo.”
Ikenga Tochukwu, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State confirmed that there was a political gathering involving Soludo and some government officials where a case of attack was reported.
Ikenga said he could confirm if there were casualties as he was still gathering information about the incident.
Soludo is one of the governorship aspirants contesting for the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the Nov. 6 poll in the state.
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