Gunmen kill Labor Party parliamentary candidate

Gunmen killed them Workers’ Party (LP) Candidate for the Onuimo Local Government Area Constituency in Imo State, south-eastern Nigeria

The victim, Christopher Elehu, was killed when gunmen broke into his home on Friday, according to a report through the punch.

The gunmen also set fire to Mr. Elehu’s home and destroyed his belongings, including a motorcycle.

According to the report, the crooks suspected of being the assassins also stormed the houses of other politicians in the area, but did not see any of them.

“They broke into his house when everyone was asleep and shot for over two hours.

“His body was lying on the ground with machete cuts as villagers gathered in the morning,” an unnamed source was quoted as saying.

The latest attack and killing came just under 10 days after Chukwunonye Irouno, another LP candidate in Okigwe, a neighboring local government area, collapsed and died.

Mr Irouno was scheduled to host LP’s presidential campaign rally in the state but died the night before the event.

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When contacted, the state’s police spokesman, Michael Abattam, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Elehu was killed.

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Mr Abbattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said police had launched an investigation to trace the killers.

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Some LP members have been the target of recent armed attacks in the South East, mainly during the party’s political rallies in the region.

But the killing of a party candidate is a novelty.


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There are suspicions among LP members that the attacks may have been sponsored by some members of opposition political parties in the south east, who are said to be concerned by the LP’s growing popularity in the region.


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