Senator Ifeanyi Uba's two aides

The identities of the slain aides of Anambra South lawmaker, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, have been revealed.

On Sunday, unknown gunmen attacked the lawmaker’s convoy in Enugwu-Ukwu community, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, and opened fire at the occupants of the vehicles.

 Senator Ifeanyi Uba's two aides

Sadly, a yet-to-be identified number of persons, including two of the Senator’s aides were killed in the attack. The slain aides have been identified as Goodnews Mathias and Odum Ikechukwu, the senator’s Regional Manager.

Friends and colleagues of the deceased have taken to social media to mourn their unfortunate demise.

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, identified 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.

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