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Unknown Gunmen Killed Labour Party Senatorial Candidate, Five Others In Enugu



Mr. Oyibo Chukwu, the Labour Party’s senatorial candidate for the Enugu East Senatorial District, was murdered and set afire by unidentified assailants.

Five of his supporters who were in his car with him were also killed by the gunmen.

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The event took place on Wednesday night in Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area.

Chijioke Edeoga, a candidate for governor for the Labour Party, confirmed the sad incident and claimed that the gunmen shot him and five other individuals inside of his car before setting the car on fire.

“It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze.

“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state and are afraid they may lose the Saturday’s election.”

Recall that the Labour Party’s electoral campaigns and endeavors had previously come under fire on various occasions.

Several members and supporters of the party had been injured and property worth millions destroyed by gunmen believed to be working for the ruling party in the state.

Meanwhile, efforts to get reaction from the Enugu State Police Command were unsuccessful as the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached at the time of filing this report.


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