Chukwuma Soludo’s assassination attempt fallacious – Police 

Written by on April 18, 2022

The Anambra State Police Command has debunked alleged attempted assassination of Governor Chukwuma Soludo by gunmen in his Isuofia country home in Aguata Local Government Area.

There was a media report that the State governor narrowly escaped death when some gunmen stormed Isuofia on Friday night.

The gunmen, according to reliable sources, who were many, invaded the Isuofia town at exactly 8.30 pm on Friday night with four jeeps stormed Isuofia, Soludo’s home town to allegedly assassinate the governor who they thought had left Government House, Awka, to the town for the Easter celebration. According to the source, the gunmen, who landed in the town fully armed, were repelled by the police after a gun battle that lasted for hours into the night.

It was learnt that this caused a stampede in the town as residents ran for their lives.

The attack reportedly left one unidentified police officer feared dead and many injured.

Reacting, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader for Anambra South Zone, Hon Ikechukwu Emenike, who condemned the attack on Saturday, called on the state government to deploy more security men to Isuofia to protect the lives and property of residents in the area as the place had become target for the gunmen.

Reacting to the development, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, in a telephone interview, debunked the story, saying the information is not true.

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