The senator from Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi Ubahmurdered ,’s aides have been identified.
In Enugwu-Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, unidentified gunmen assaulted the legislator’s convoy on Sunday and started shooting at the people inside the cars.
Unknown numbers of people were tragically killed in the incident, including two of the Senator’s aides. Goodnews Mathias and the senator’s regional manager, Odum Ikechukwu, have been named as the deceased aides.
Social media has been used by the deceased’s friends and coworkers to express their sorrow at their passing.
One Amb Adichie Izuchukwu said he and Mathias were at an event together last Thursday.
“On Thursday , we were all together in Ekwuluobia for the reception of Cardinal Peter Okpaleke and yesterday being Sunday, I was with Goodnews Mathias in the morning before I went to church.
“Late Odum Ikechukwu was Senator Ubah’s oldest staff, his Regional Manager and Goodnews, a Personal Aide who joined in 2012/2013. May the souls of my former colleagues and the souls of the security details that lost their lives yesterday RIP, Amen”
Another Facebook user, recognized as Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, said he met the slain aides few hours before the attack.
“I met these two friends yesterday around 2 pm at an event in Ozubulu. I had about 10 minutes of friendly engagement with one of them, Odum Ikechukwu. While I was exchanging pleasantries with Senator Ubah yesterday at Ozubulu, late Goodnews was one of his team snapping us. So sad that 5hours later, they were dead. RIP Goodnews and Odum. May God’s mercies take care of your souls! May God heal your families while we hope that those behind this barbaric act are arrested and face the law,” he wrote.