- PDP chieftain Peter Obi is not happy about the attack on former CBN governor, Charles Soludo, on Wednesday, March 31, and has condemned it
- The former PDP vice presidential candidate urged the police to fish out the criminals behind the attack and make them face the law
- Three policemen guarding Soludo were killed in the bloody attack in Isuofia, Anambra state
Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s vice presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election, has urged security agents to fish out those who attacked Professor Charles Soludo and killed three policemen protecting him.
The unfortunate incident happened on Wednesday, March 31, in Isuofia, the hometown of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, located in Aguata local government area of Anambra state.
This is coming a month after the former CBN governor declared his intention to contest for the number one seat in Anambra state in the governorship election scheduled for November 2021.
Reacting to the attack, Obi who is a former governor of Anambra said on Twitter that political violence should have no place in the state's democratic process.
"Meantime, security needs to be stepped up, and the culprits fished out and prosecuted to serve as deterrents to copycats."
Soludo safe but whereabouts unknown
Soludo was attacked on Wednesday by gunmen who stormed Isuofia Townhall where he was having a meeting with the youths of the community.
It was reported that eyewitnesses at the event said Soludo was safe but his whereabouts were unknown.
Police confirm attack
The Anambra state commissioner of police, Sunday Kuryas, has confirmed the bloody attack.
He disclosed that three policemen were gunned down while the state's commissioner for public utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted 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.
Baby7, @Baby796170852, said:
"Why u talking like this BOSS.. sir don't you know the political killings had started. This is done by the same people sitting in government. You should beware of ur self too.. they are eliminating for 2023"
Something Fishy, @Michael55920916, said:
"With all due respect Sir..security need to be beefed up..Anambra state has,not been in a state of this recent Insecurity and Fear..everybody is seriously scarred..something needto be immediately done to curtail and curb this menance because This is what Anambra state is known for"
MajaSaint, @majasaint, said:
"Its easy to fish them out with a bit of technology.Check the phone network of all the mobile phone that came to that vicinity/proximity at the time when the gun men came and listen to their convo.
"Surely they came with mobile phones!"
Meanwhile, as aspirants sweat it out for the PDP governorship ticket in the party’s primary election in Anambra state, Peter Obi has stated that he has not anointed any aspirant.
He made the disclosure on Wednesday, March 31, at an interactive meeting with state officials, local government officers, wards chairmen and secretaries.
According to Obi, every aspirant must go for primary and whoever emerges winner shall be supported for the election.