Gunmen have attacked Prof. Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who has expressed interest in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

Daily Trust learned that he was attacked in Isuofia, where he hails from Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.

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Three policemen who were part of Soludo’s security aides were shot dead in the attack.

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the gunmen interrupted an interactive session between some youths and Soludo at a civic center in the town.

The national secretary of all Soludo support groups and the chairman of Youths Earnestly Seek Soludo (YEES), Dr. Nelson Obinna Omenugha, said the state commissioner of public utilities, Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen.

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DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the attack but did not go into details.