The Presidential Candidate of the Labor Party, Peter Obi, has described the attack on the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Ifeanyi Ubah, as unacceptable.
No fewer than six policemen attached to the senator’s convoy were reportedly killed during the attack, although the figure has not been officially confirmed.
The attackers of the senator who is also seeking reelection on the ticket of the Young Progressives Party, opened fire on his convoy at Nkwo Enugu Ukwu, Njikoka Local Government Area while he was returning to Nnewi, his home town from a function.
Reacting to the development in a tweet on Monday, Obi said “the attack is condemnable and unacceptable.”
The former Anambra State governor also re-emphasized the urgent need for enhanced security of lives and property in the society and demanded the use of all machinery available to the government to promptly punish those who engage in these dastardly acts by the laws.
The tweet read, “I deeply commiserate with my brother, Senator @Dr_IfeanyiUbah, and extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in this ugly incident.
“The attack is condemnable and unacceptable. I hereby re-emphasize the urgent need for enhanced security of lives and property in society. I have continued to emphasize the urgent need for enhanced security and protection of life and property in our society.
“Those who engage in these dastardly acts should be fished out swiftly using all machinery available to government, and promptly punished by our laws.
“I enjoin the Federal and State governments to strenuously strive to curb the menace of insecurity rampaging our Nation.”