Unknown gunmen have killed the driver to gubernatorial aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and three term member of the National Assembly representing Nnewi North and South federal Constituency Chief Chris Azubogu.
Although Chief Onuguogu himself is alleged to have also been kidnapped, EverydayNews could not confirm the report as at press time.
This is coming as the dreaded unknown gunmen stormed the Ajali Police station and set the building ablaze as well as a branded campaign vehicles.
It is not clear yet the number of deaths or casualties from the attack, as at the time of this report but it was alleged that some Policemen were killed.
The gunmen were said to have stormed a funeral ceremony at Ukpo Nnewi South local government area collected arms from security operatives at the occasion and headed to Nnewi town where they are believed to have kidnapped the lawmaker.
Similarly the gubernatoral candidate of the Labour Party in the coming November governoship election in Anambra have gone into hiding following the killings by the gunmen .
Also banners, and bill boards bearing campaign massages are being pulled down while branded campaign vehicles have disappeared from the streets of Anambra state as well as vehicles bearing government plate numbers.
Also Nigerian coat of arms and flags have been removed from public and government buildings for fear of the attack by gunmen.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tochukwu Ikenga could not be reached on phone to confirm the incident.
Similarly there is heavy police presence in Anambra state as the police special squad commando with over thirty armoured personnel carriers taking over major security flash points at the River Niger bridge head, Upper Iweka, Nkpor, Abagana, Amawbia bye pass to the Enugu- Onitsha express way as well as Oba junction along Onitsha- Owerri express way.
Also officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSDC have been deployed to their respective duty posts .
According to a release by the Public Relations Officer of the command Mr Okadigbo Damian said that the state commandant Me Everestus Chimezie Obiayo has ordered the Head of Operations, Department of Intelligence and Investigations Department and Rapid Response Squad to coordinate security deployments and ensure that Officers operatie within the context of the law.
He noted that the essence is to ensure public Order and avert further occurrance .