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General News of Sunday, 19 March 2023


Abducted Rivers APC campaign director killed, body riddled with bullets

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Chisom Lennard, the All Progressives Congress Campaign Coordinator in Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State has been killed hours after he was abducted.

The deceased was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen dressed in police uniform while voting for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections was going on at Ibagwa polling unit 2 ward 10 in Ahoada West LGA.

The Punch reports that Lennard was whisked away as he attempted to stop the gunmen from snatching election materials at the polling unit.

The news of his demise was confirmed by State APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju.

Nwauju stated, “He was abducted from his polling unit during the voting process and taken away.

“Nobody knew where they took him to. It was later in the evening of Saturday that his body was discovered.

“He was APC LGA caretaker chairman and was a PhD student at the Rivers State University.”

Late Lennard’s body was riddled with bullets in a pool of his own blood along the Ibueahi-Ubeta road in Ahoada+West LGA of the state.

The late APC chieftain was an estate surveyor and a former board member of the Greater Port Harcourt City Development Authority during the tenure of Rotimi Amaechi.