Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
Unidentified gunmen Friday morning allegedly killed the 2023 Labour Party, LP, candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area state constituency in Imo State, Christopher Elehu.
An eyewitness who spoke to newsmen said the incident happened in the early hours of the day.
This is coming not less than a week, the candidate of the same Labour Party in Okigwe, Chukwunenye Irouno, reportedly slumped and died in a hospital. Irouno died a day to the presidential rally of the Labour Party in the state.
The eyewitness alleged that Elehu, was “attacked with cutlass and his properties set ablaze by the said hoodlums. They also attacked so many houses and shot sporadically. They injured many and the residents abandoned. (sic).”
Reacting, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Michael Abattam, said: “It is under investigation and the Command has sent our men to the area for surveillance and patrol.”