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Soludo Attack: Ex-CBN Governor Now Safe, Anambra CP Says

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The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Monday Kuryas, has disclosed that Former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, who was on Wednesday attacked by Gunmen, is now safe.

The incident happened in Soludo’s home town, Isiofia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

This is coming a month after the former CBN Governor declared his intention to run in the Anambra State governorship election come November 2021.

Kuryas spoke on Channels Television, after gunmen attacked Soludo on Wednesday and killed three of his police orderlies.

Speaking on the television programme monitored by Money Central, the police commissioner said though Soludo was safe, the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen.

Kuryas said, ”The former CBN governor was holding a town hall meeting with the youths of his community called Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

“Suddenly, unknown gunmen attacked my men that were providing security for him. In the exchange of fire, three of my men were killed but the professor is safe.

“However, the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted in the process and my men are on the heels of the abductors.”

The commissioner said he has since visited the ex-CBN governor and “reassured the professor of the security around him”.

While assuring the people of the state that his men were on top of the situation, the police boss said some arrests have been made in connection with the crime.

Soludo, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, is a frontline aspirant in the November 6 governorship poll in the state.

Peter Obi Calls on Security Agents to Arrest Gunmen

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, has urged security agents to fish out those who attacked a Soludo, and killed three police orderlies attached to him.

Reacting to the attack, Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State said “political violence should have no place in the democratic process in Anambra State.”

He tweeted, “The reported attack on Prof Charles Soludo in which some security agents were killed stands condemned. Political violence should have no place in the democratic process in Anambra State. The Ballot and not the Bullet should determine the outcome of our elections.

“Meantime, security needs to be stepped up, and the culprits fished out and prosecuted to serve as deterrents to copycats

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