LP Chieftain, Val Ozigbo Allegedly Escapes As Gunmen Attacked Anambra Political godfather, Chris Uba’s Convoy
Reports says that a convoy suspected to belong to the self-styled godfather of Anambra politics and former senator who represented Anambra South Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate, Chris Uba was attacked last night by unknown gunmen.
A report monitored on Daily Post quoted a source to have said that vehicles in the convoy were riddled with bullets, just as two police operatives attached to the politician were killed. It was also gathered that another politician and a chieftain of the Labour Party, Val Ozigbo, narrowly escaped the attack.
The source said: “We witnessed what happened. Chris Uba’s convoy ran into the men who were stationed at UGA junction, leading to a shootout.
“Uba was able to escape because he was riding in a bulletproof vehicle, but the policemen were not so lucky as they were killed.
“Val Ozigbo was coming back from Owerri with members of his family when he suddenly saw a convoy driving ferociously toward his own convoy, and attempting to edge him off the road. He quickly told his driver to clear off the road and let the other convoy pass by.
“Shortly after they overtook Ozigbo, they ran into the gunmen at UGA junction who started shooting, and killed two policemen. Ozigbo who parked while the incident was happening, later learnt that the convoy that was attacked was that of Uba.”
It was gathered that the men aimed to kidnap the politician. Many people were said to have been injured, but it was not clear if anyone was kidnapped.