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Thugs Kill PDP Chairman As Corps Member Escapes Death In Ebonyi #LagosDecides



Two persons in Ebonyi state have been shot dead in the early hours of Saturday, April 11, by unknown gunmen in the state.

Vanguard reports that the victims include a middle aged man, Mr. Mike Ojor in Ikwo Nnoyo in Ikwo local government area and the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ishielu LGA of the state, Mr. Emeka Nworie.

It was gathered that the architect of the dastardly act are said to be hoodlums allegedly loyal to an opposition political party in the state.

A source revealed that the late PDP chairman was attacked in his house in Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA and shot several times by his assailants.

Confirming the incident, the state Police spokesman, ASP Chris Anyanwu stated the assailants before killing the PDP chieftain asked for money which was generously given to them but still went ahead to kill their victim.

In a related development, ASP Anyanwu also confirmed that there was an attack and snatching of election materials by some suspected hoodlums in Umuezeoka, Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi State.

It was reported that the suspected hoodlums double-crossed the vehicle conveying the INEC officials, beat up the officials and carted away all the election materials.

ASP Anyanwu said, “It is unfortunate that people would snatch election materials in a bid to rig election. Most regrettable is the injury sustained by a corps member in the process.”

He stated that the command had deployed men of the command to the area to recover the snatched materials and ensure the security of lives and property in the area.

Mr. Anyanwu further noted that the injured INEC officials and corps member are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

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