Chukwuma Soludo, Anambra State Governor has said some of the gunmen who attacked the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, have been arrested.
Soludo disclosed this at the burial ceremony of the father of the member of the House of Representatives representing Njikoka/Anaochal/Dunukofia federal constituency of the State, Dozie Nwankwo, on Friday at Enugwu-ukwu community where the attack took place about a month ago.
He, however, stated that some other members of the gang were still on the run but assured that the criminals would be tracked down to face the consequences of their action.
The deceased, Pa Boniface Nwankwo was also the father of wife of a former Rivers State governor and immediate-past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Soludo assured that the state has been relatively purged of violent criminals, adding that the act of criminality is not what the state is known for.
He said: “Three weeks ago, it was in this same community that some elements chose to attack Senator Ifeanyi Ubah. I want to tell you that we have arrested a number of those involved in that attack. We are still on the trail of the remaining people.
“We will not let people like that define who we are. This is Anambra State, and we are peaceful people. We must embrace peace, even in the coming elections. Anambra is peaceful, Anambra is safe.“We have chased away bad elements in the state. The pockets of crime you hear of are just a small number of the bad elements left. They will not disappear in one night, even in civilised places, there are still few bad elements.”