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General News of Wednesday, 19 January 2022


Gunmen kill two APC stalwarts during party meeting

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Some unknown gunmen killed two stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State on the evening of Tuesday, January 18.

The gruesome murder occurred after the hoodlums invaded and disrupted the party's meeting in the Enugu South LGA.

A chieftain of the party was also abducted while the others sustained bullet wounds.

The Nation reports that the deceased and the others were having a reconciliation meeting at the party office at Ward III Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area when the gunmen struck.

The attackers who were over seven reportedly stormed the venue of the meeting where they killed the two instantly and whisked away one other person.

The incident, it was gathered, had thrown the state chapter of the APC into mourning.

A source at the meeting told newsmen that the meeting was called to reconcile the two factions of the party in the ward as part of the ongoing efforts to unite all members of the party in the State.

“The meeting was underway when these men invaded the place and shot and killed the immediate past Enugu South local government chairman of the party

“Ezeoha was also elected as the incumbent state youth leader in one of the factions of the party. One other person I don’t know his name was equally killed instantly.

“Hon. Monday Ogbonna (Okwadike), a factional chairman of the party in our area was kidnapped.

“One person is lying critically wounded at the hospital and we don’t know his fate,” the source said.

Efforts to speak with Enugu Police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe on the development were unsuccessful as his phone line was not reachable.

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