This trending news report published by Daily Independent newspaper, anchored by one Percy Onyejekwe, the newspaper reporter based in Nnewi, Anambra State, is not only incorrect and misleading but highly speculative in content
For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s life was never in danger and neither did he escape any assassination attempt as claimed by the reporter
As a matter of fact, Governor Soludo was not in Isuofia, his country home, where the so-called incident took place.
It will be recalled that the Soludo Media Office had earlier issued a statement debunking several misleading and incorrect news reports of an incident involving the police and some hoodlums along Ekwulobia expressway.
Below is a reproduction of that statement signed by Joe Anatune, detailing the correct version of what happened for proper guidance
SOLUDO HOUSE NOT ATTACKED
The rumours being peddled around by some mischief makers that Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Anambra State Governor country home was attacked on Thursday night is not true
What actually transpired was that a new Police Observation Point mounted along Ekwulobia expressway was attacked late hours of Thursday, April 14, 2022
The Mobile personnel posted to the point gallantry repelled the attack but unfortunately three of them sustained gun shot injuries during the exchange of gun fire with the attackers
However, with the police quick deployment of operatives in the area, normalcy has since been restored within the vicinity
Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has however commended the gallantry of the security operatives for successfully repelling the hoodlums while commiserating with those who sustained injuries.
He condemned the attack, describing it as very unfortunate and highly irresponsible
He has also directed the security’ agencies to go after the hoodlums and ensure they are apprehended to face the full wrath of the law
Governor Soludo therefore appealed to Ndi-Anambra to remain calm and go about their legitimate activities as the government is doing everything possible to tackle the spate of insecurity being witnessed in the state of late
Head, Soludo Media Office