Five aides killed after gunmen attack Nigerian senator’s convoy

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Gunmen in Nigeria killed 5 aides together with safety personnel throughout an attack on the convoy of a Nigerian senator in southeastern Anambra state on Sunday night, the senator’s spokesman stated on Monday.

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy was attacked in Enugwu-Ukwu, a neighborhood within the Njikoka native authorities space of Anambra however he escaped without accidents as a result of he was travelling in a bullet-proof car, spokesman Kameh Ogbonna instructed Reuters.

Ogbonna stated he was in the identical automobile with Ubah on the time of the attack, which he described as an assassination try.

Police stated they had been investigating the incident and would give an update later.

Unknown gunmen have been chargeable for a collection of assaults on politicians, safety forces and authorities targets within the southeast, the place separatists are agitating for secession.

The authorities accuses outlawed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the assaults and different prison actions within the area. IPOB denies the cost and says it seeks non-violent means to realize its goals.

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