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Attack on Soludo: Police arrest 4 more suspects

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via, or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Anambra State Police Command says it has arrested four more suspects in connection with the attack on a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Charles Soludo.

Mr Soludo, who is aspiring to contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra, was attacked during a stakeholders’ meeting with some politicians and others at the Isuofia Civic Centre on Wednesday.

While the meeting was ongoing, a group of gunmen attacked the venue and engaged the security personnel there in a gunfight.

As a result, the assailants abducted the Commissioner of Public and Utilities in the state, Emeka Ezenwanne, while three policemen were killed.

Disclosing the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the suspects were Mbah Victor – 30, John Olisakwe – 21, Chigozie Omeh – 20, and Emmanuel Nnobi – 28.

According to him, the suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of the state Commissioner for Public and Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne.

He noted that the police were working assiduously to rescue the commissioner while making efforts to apprehend other fleeing suspects.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Monday Kuryas, also confirmed the arrest of four suspects to Channels Television.

Although the police said they had arrested a suspect whose name was not disclosed, it is believed that the suspect is among those mentioned in the latest update by the command.

Mr Kuryas reiterated the commitment of the police to ensuring the safety and security of the people of the state.

He also appealed to the residents not to relent in supporting the police with useful information that would help in curbing all forms of criminality in the state.

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