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Ifeanyi Uba: Tension mounts in South-East over attacks on politicians

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The fatal attack on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Uba is the most recent in the rounds of designated attacks against politicians in the South-East region.

Uba survived the dangerous attack on his convoy in Enugu-Ukwu; in any case, a few other aides didn’t survive as many died from gun wounds.

While nobody has claimed liability regarding the attack, the insecurity in the region has claimed various lives and properties, an improvement that is many times accused on the activities of separatists.

The activities of “Unknown Gunmen” have worsened the security circumstance, which has claimed several lives, including politicians.

Here are a few politicians who have been attacked in the past couple of years

Ahmed Gulak

The Adamawa State-born politician was gunned down on May 30, 2021, along Imo State Airport Road.

The former aide to Goodluck Jonathan was a close ally of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

Early this year, police arrested Anosike Chimobi, 38, from Umuedo, Ahiazu Mbaise council area of the State for purportedly killing Mr Gulak.

Obiora Agbasimalo

Agbasimalo, the governorship candidate of Labour Party at the last governorship election was kidnapped on September 18, 2021, alongside his security detail on his way from Ezinifitte to Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The candidate couldn’t take part in the election and has stayed missing till date.

Okechukwu Okoye

Mr Okoye, who represented Aguata Constituency 2 in the Anambra State House of Assembly and his campaign director, Cyril Chiegboka, were kidnapped in Aguata in May.

Days after the kidnapping, the head of Mr Okoye was dumped at a motor park in Amaechi, a local area in Nnewi South Local Government area of the State and his body was likewise found in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the State.

Emeka Alaehobi

Emeka, a youth leader of All Progressives Grand Alliance was supposedly gun-down by unknown gunmen in Utuh, a community in Nnewi Local Government.

As per a media report, the departed was kidnapped after his home was raided by gunmen. His body was consequently dumped at Utuh junction.

He is one of the survivors of the brutality that has engulfed the southeast region.

Emeka Azubogu

In the preparation to the 2021 Anambra Governorship election, Mr Azubogu’s convoy was attacked by gunmen and his aide was killed in the attack.

As indicated by reports, the aide were en route to the airport to pick up the lawmaker.

Mr Azubogu represents Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency.

INFOXCLUSIVE reports that these developments have made fear in the personalities of occupants in spite of re-assurances from the State Government.

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