The political rally of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) at Odata Secondary School in Ihiala, Ihiala local government area or Anambra State, was few hours ago disrupted following an attack by unknown gunmen.
Information has it that APGA was getting ready to hold a political rally in the area when the gunmen suddenly arrived and started shooting.
According to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity, Governor Willie Obiano was in the area with his convoy when the attackers struck.
He said: “The governor’s convoy was held for about one hour, while gunshot was racheting everywhere in the area.”
The state Commisioner for Information and public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, however denied that Obiano was in the area when the shooting took place. He said that the governor was faraway from the scene and not in danger at any time.
Confirming the attack, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said: “There was an attack in Ihiala. The attack happened at Odata central school beside St Martins Church, Ihiala. It happened at about 9:30am.
“We recovered one Ak 47 riffle, two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition and a Toyota Hilux vehicle from the attackers.
“The Police and military are currently on ground now while mop-up operations is ongoing. Normalcy has since returned to the area.”