Labour Party, LP’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East Mr Oyibo Chukwu and his personal assistant, have been murdered 48 hours to election by gunmen,
at Amechi, Awkunanaw local government area of Enugu while returning from a campaign rally, alongside five of his supporters.
The Enugu Police Command spokesman, Daniel Ndukwu, confirmed the development in a statement in the early hour of Thursday, 23rd February, 2023, where he said the incident happened Wednesday 22nd February, 2023, when the assailants on a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze Chukwu’s campaign vehicle.
He also said
“They were attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, male and his Personal Assistant; male, who was with him in the vehicle.
“However, the miscreants were repelled by security operatives while attempting to also attack the convoy of the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, at Eke, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA.”
During the attack, some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were also murdered while the convoy of the All Progressive Congress, APC governorship candidate for Enugu State Uche Nnaji was also affected.
“Preliminary investigations into the incidents show that the armed hoodlums, operating in a tricycle, attacked a PDP campaign Mini Bus at Topland by Ebony Paint Road, Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu and used petrol bomb to set it ablaze, burning to death its driver, simply identified as one KC Great; male“.
Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmed Ammani, who visited the scenes of the incidents has ordered an immediate investigation into it.
The Commissioner, while strongly condemning the barbaric acts, commiserates with the parties and family members of the deceased, vowing to ensure that the perpetrators are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law”.
Story: Christy Dung
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