Nigeria confirms five killed in attack on senator’s convoy in southern part of the country

Nigerian authorities have confirmed the death of five people, including two aides to a senator, in the attack executed on Sunday by unidentified armed persons against the convoy of a parliamentarian in Anambra state (south).

Anambra Police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga said the fatalities are two policemen and three civilians, including two aides of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, who escaped unhurt.

He also added that two other officers are hospitalized for injuries sustained during the assault, while noting that no arrests have been made so far, as reported by the Nigerian newspaper ‘The Premium Times’.

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The insecurity in Nigeria, previously centered in the northeast of the country, has spread in recent months to other areas in the north and northwest, raising alarms about the possible expansion of these terrorist and criminal networks.

On the other hand, the south of the country has seen a spike in attacks, most of them blamed on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), an organization founded by Nnamdi Kanu in the UK in 2014 and declared in 2018 a terrorist group by Abuja that has emerged as the voice of the Biafrans, not least thanks to Radio Biafra which broadcasts from London for southeastern Nigeria.

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