Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, in his home town.
It was gathered that Soludo was attacked at Isuofia in Aguata LGA, during an interactive session between him and some Isuofia youths.
The former Governor of the apex bank is running for the governorship of Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
A source said two policemen attached to him were reportedly shot dead by the gunmen.
“There is a serious stampede now in Afuzo area of Isuofia which is in Aguata LGA of Anambra State,” an Eye witnesses said.
Hon Pauly Onyeka, An ally and aide of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has assured that the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor is safe following the attack on him Wednesday evening by unknown gunmen.
Though Onyeka, a former House of Assembly member, said Soludo was safe, he refused to disclose his location, after he was whisked out of the venue of the event.
A commissioner with the Anambra State government, who heads the minIstry of Public Utilities, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne was not so lucky, as he was reportedly taken by the invading gunmen.
He could not also state if the attack was politically motivated or not.
Attempts to reach the state police command’s public relations officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga were unsuccessful.