Unknown gunmen on Wednesday stormed a rally organised by Professor Charles Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), killing three of his security aides.
The gunmen opened fire at the Isuofia Townhall in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, where Soludo was addressing the residents of the area ahead of the 6 November governorship election for which he is an aspirant.
An eyewitness confirmed that three policemen were killed at the event.
“Gunmen disrupted an interactive session between Isuofia youths Soludo at the town’s civic centre. Three policemen were reportedly shot dead in meeting,” the eyewitness said.
Sunday Kuryas, the Anambra Commissioner of Police, confirmed the attack on Soludo.
Kuryas explained that the details were sketchy as of the time of this report, but noted that information from his men in the area said some gunmen stormed Isuofia Townhall where Professor Soludo was having a meeting with the youths of the community.
In the ensuing bloody confrontation, the police boss stated that three policemen were gunned down while Emeka Ezenwanne, the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, was taken away by the gunmen.
The whereabouts of the former CBN governor was unknown as of the time of filing this report.
The police commissioner assured residents of the state that every detail about the incident will be made public as they unfold.