Gunmen suspected to be militants of the proscribed secessionist movement of the Indigenous People Of Biafra have reportedly held the convoy of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State hostage on Tuesday, October 12, during an election campaign of APGA.
The incident took place as the attackers disrupted the campaign rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odata Secondary School in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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“The governor’s convoy was held hostage for about an hour, while there were gunshots all over, a witness testimony.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that there was an attack in Ihiala, in the statement released by Ikenga, it noted that the operatives of Anambra State Police Command repelled the attack at Odata.
According to him, exhibits recovered from the attackers were one AK 47 rifle, Two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition, One Lexus 350 Jeep, One RAV 4 Jeep, one Mercedes Benz, and a Toyota Corolla.
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Also reacting to the attack, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment Mr. C.Don Adunuba, said a combined team of policemen and soldiers repelled the attack.
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