We are closely monitoring attack on Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is monitoring the situation of last week’s attack on the convoy of Ifeanyi Ubah, lawmaker representing Anambra South Senatorial district.

Mr Buhari stated this in a statement through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday, describing the development as barbaric and condemnable.

Mr Ubah had his convoy attacked in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State on Sunday. Five persons – including security operatives – were confirmed dead at the spot.

“We are deeply concerned about the activities of armed groups in the region and in other parts of the country,” the statement reads. “We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the response to the worrisome situation by the police, the military and other security agencies.

“The nation has lost four brave policemen and other aides of the senator.

“On behalf of the government and the people, I pay homage to these security men and the aides who were brutally murdered.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.”

He prayed for the quick recovery of the senator and all those that were injured.