Gunmen on Wednesday attacked a former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and killed three police orderlies attached to him.
The incident reportedly happened in the professor’s home town, Isiofia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An eyewitness said, “A couple of minutes ago, some gunmen disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths and a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo at the town’s civic Centre. Three policemen were shot dead in the meeting”.
A media aide to the former CBN governor, who pleaded not to be identified, confirmed the incident.
He said. “I can’t confirm the whereabouts of Prof. Soludo. There was a stampede, I didn’t know where he is now.
“I only learnt that the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was taken away, but I don’t know the whereabouts of Soludo.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the incident.
He said,” The incident happened. But I’m still gathering information about the incident.”
Soludo is a frontline aspirant in the November 6 governorship poll in the state on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.