Tension as gunmen assassinate an Anambra official AWKA is an abbreviation for the word “Awakening People in Aguata and Orumba North council areas are tense after gunmen ambushed and killed an Anambra Transport Management Agency (ATMA) worker Tuesday morning in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area.
Tension as gunmen assassinate an Anambra official
They are also accused of robbing a filing station in the vicinity.
Earlier that morning, three gunmen attempted but failed to steal a riffle from a mobile Police officer on Oko-Umunze Road.
It was unclear whether the perpetrators were armed robbers, cults, or bandits acting under the pretense of unknown gunmen.
An anonymous ATMA official, a man, was regulating traffic at the ever-busy Ekwulobia crossroads when he was gunned down, a bullet smashing his brain from behind.
His office has failed to react to enquiries regarding the event or the police.
However, Police spokesman Toochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), subsequently stated in a statement that the Police Command embarked on a strong patrol around the state with the purpose of apprehending suspected hoodlums observed along Ekwulobia, Umunze route in the morning session.
According to the statement, preliminary evidence suggested that the hoodlums started shooting irregularly along Umunze road in an effort to disarm a mobile Police officer on patrol.
The Mobile Police Officer, according to the statement, returned fire and instantly engaged the hoodlums, causing the gunmen to escape the scene.
“Meanwhile,” he says, “clam has returned in the area, and further details will be conveyed.”
Meanwhile, the police presence in Awka, the state capital, and its vicinity was reinforced on Tuesday #
Shuaibu Lau is the PDP’s choice for Senate Deputy Minority Leader
The Peoples Democratic Party has nominated Shuaibu Lau to be Senate Deputy Minority Leader. Shuaibu Lau will take over for Emmanuel Bwacha, who has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
Senator Shuaibu Lau, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been nominated to be the new Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate.
In a letter read out at Tuesday’s plenary by the PDP National Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, the party expressed its displeasure with the situation.
In his statement, Mr Ayu stated that Mr Lau would take over for Emmanuel Bwacha, who had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Following Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha’s defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP Senate caucus has nominated Sen. Shuaibu Lau to serve as his replacement.
“Lau is from Taraba, which is located in the country’s North East geopolitical zone, which is where the position has been designated.”
The Senate caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has duly informed the party’s National Headquarters, and it is in this context that we are communicating with you.
We feel that Lau will be a valuable asset to the Senate’s leadership in the coming years.
His final words were, “Thank you, and please accept our heartfelt congratulations.”
Meanwhile, Mr Bwacha officially defected to the APC during plenary, raising the total number of APC Senators to 70, with the PDP having 38 and the Young Progressives Party (YPP) having one.
His decision to leave the PDP was motivated by a divide inside the party in his home state of Taraba, which he claimed was making it impossible for him to “breathe freely.”