Gunmen have shot dead, an All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman in Logara/Umuohiagu ward in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo state, Mr. Ifeanyi Ozoemena.
Our correspondent learnt, on Wednesday, that Ozoemena was shot dead on Tuesday night, two hours after he had finished presiding over a meeting of his party in the ward in preparation for the rescheduled Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to witnesses, the APC ward chairman was shot dead in his house, in the presence of his family members.
The vice chairman of Logara Development Union, Chief Martin Opara, who confirmed the killing to our correspondent, described it as unfortunate.
Opara said that the Eze-in-council in conjunction with the community’s town union had met and sent a delegation to the Divisional Police Officer, requesting that the masterminds should be arrested without any hesitation.
The Commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadanchi, also confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone conversation, saying that the police had evacuated the corpse.
The police boss said investigations had commenced to apprehend the culprits.
Excerpts from daily post