Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State, has disclosed that the gunmen who allegedly attacked Professor Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at his hometown in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of the state, will be eliminated.
He made this known on Wednesday at a function at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, the state capital.
The governor said that the gunmen, who are nine in number are already in the custody of the state, adding that they will not be taken as prisoners but will be eliminated.
He said: “The nine persons are now in our net. What happened last month was unfortunate, but let me tell you, we have strategized and we are coming out like a smoking gun.
“We are not going to take prisoners. The nine people that attacked Prof. Soludo are in our net now. We are going to eliminate them. We will go after the others.
“We are not going to take prisoners any longer. A special squad has already been put together, and they are already working everywhere.”
The former CBN governor, who is vying for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming governorship election of the state, was attacked at a function on March 31, 2021, by unknown gunmen and three police orderlies attached to him were killed.
Emeka Ezenwanne, the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, was abducted by the gunmen but was released some days after.