The Anambra State Police Command has arrested one person in relation to the attack on a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Charles Soludo, on Wednesday which left three policemen dead.
The attack took place at a campaign rally in Isuofia community under Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra where Soludo hails from.
The ex-CBN boss is a leading candidate in the November 6 governorship election in the state under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP. Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement on Thursday said that a police team had been ordered to thoroughly investigate the incident.
He said, “The assailants were resisted by security operatives present at the event and in the ensuing gun duel, three police operatives sustained severe gunshot injuries and were later confirmed dead in hospital. Their corpses have been deposited in the mortuary.
“The attackers abducted one Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, the Anambra State Commissioner of Public Utilities.”