One Year after Attack on Convoy, Ifeanyi Ubah Regrets Loss of Aides

By Ikeugonna Eleke

One year after a deadly attack on his convoy by gunmen, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, has lamented the death of his aides.

Ubah was attacked at Nkwọ Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

He lost his trusted personal assistant, a private photographer and two security details attached to him.

Ubah in a press statement he signed, commiserating with the family, said he would never forget the event of that day which led to the deaths.

‘I was returning from Nnewi Diocesan Synod and as if it was a movie, bullets started raining from all angles and sadly, two of my aides; Ikechukwu Odum and Goodnews Matthias, as well as two of the security personnel attached to me; Inspector David Jimoh and Sergeant Bello Lawan, paid the ultimate price.

‘It was a horrifying experience that will forever be etched in our memories. The peaceful atmosphere suddenly turned into chaos and despair. The loss of lives, including my dedicated aides and security personnel, is a tragedy that words cannot fully express.

‘Odum Ikechukwu and Goodnews Matthias were not just my aides; they were loyal and committed individuals who served with utmost dedication.

‘Their untimely demise is a great loss not only to me but also to their families, friends, and the community they belonged to. Their selflessness and unwavering support will always be remembered,’ Ubah said.

Ubah said the security personnel who lost their lives while protecting him deserved his utmost respect and gratitude.

‘They put their lives on the line to ensure our safety and their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Their families have been left devastated, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this difficult time.

‘This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of the world we live in. It is a reminder that violence can strike at any moment, even in the most unexpected places.

‘As we mourn the loss of our dear ones, let us also remember to cherish the memories we shared with them. Let us honour their lives by continuing the work they started and striving for a better and safer society,’ he said.