Gunmen on Wednesday stormeda rally organised by ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo and gunned down three of his security aides.
The bandits opened fire at the Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
When contacted, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sunday Kuryas, confirmed the bloody attack on Professor Charles Soludo, a frontline aspirant in the November 6th governorship election in the state.
He explained that the details are still sketchy but reports from his men in the area said some gunmen stormed Isuofia Townhall where Professor Soludo was having a meeting with the youths of the community.
In the ensuing bloody confrontation, the police boss explained that three policemen were gunned down while the state Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was taken away by the gunmen.
The police commissioner also assured residents of the state that every detail about the incident will be made public as they unfold.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says there is need to ensure that the economy of the nation is built to adapt to the physical, social and technological trends of the present generation.
Professor Osinbajo made the statement on Friday during a two-day economic and investment summit in Delta State, south-south Nigeria.
He further stressed the need for Nigerian leaders to build relationships based on trust with the citizenry.
“Truth on the part of a leader, plays a critical role in the development and prosperity of Nigeria,” he stated.
The summit was organised by the Delta State government, as part of the activities to mark the 25th anniversary since Delta State was created.
Speaking to delegates at the event, the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, emphasised the need to build a strong, robust and resilient economy.
Present at the summit are the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo among others.