The ex-CBN governor is one of the frontline candidates in the Anambra governorship election.

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, escaped an attack on his political meeting on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Unknown gunmen stormed the townhall venue in Isuofia community in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, while shooting sporadically.

Three security personnel attached to the governorship candidate were shot dead.

Anambra police boss, Monday Kuryas, has disclosed that Soludo made it out of the townhall unscathed.

He however added that the State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen.

”The former CBN governor was holding a town hall meeting with the youths of his community called Isuofia in Aguata local government area of the state.

“Suddenly, unknown gunmen attacked my men that were providing security for him. In the exchange of fire, three of my men were killed but the professor is safe,” Kuryas told ChannelsTV.

The police boss added that his men have gone after the gunmen.

Soludo is one of the frontline aspirants in the Anambra governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.


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