Two aides of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, were killed when unknown gunmen attacked his convoy in Enugwu-Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday, September 11.
The slain aides have been identified as Goodnews Mathias and Odum Ikechukwu, the senator’s Regional Manager.
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Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased. Amb Adichie Izuchukwu said he and late Mathias were together at an event last Thursday.
“On Thursday , we were all together in Ekwuluobia for the reception of Cardinal Peter Okpaleke and yesterday being Sunday, I was with Goodnews Mathias in the morning before I went to church,” he wrote.
“Late Odum Ikechukwu was Senator Ubah’s oldest staff, his Regional Manager and Goodnews, a Personal Aide who joined in 2012/2013. May the souls of my former colleagues and the souls of the security details that lost their lives yesterday RIP, Amen”
On his part, Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, disclosed that he met the duo at Ozubulu five hours before the attack.
“I met these two friends yesterday around 2 pm at an event in Ozubulu. I had about 10 minutes of friendly engagement with one of them, Odum Ikechukwu. While I was exchanging pleasantries with Senator Ubah yesterday at Ozubulu, late Goodnews was one of his team snapping us.
So sad that 5 hours later, they were dead. RIP Goodnews and Odum. May God’s mercies take care of your souls! May God heal your families while we hope that those behind this barbaric act are arrested and face the law,” he wrote.