2 Shot Dead, One Kidnapped As Gunmen Invade APC Meeting


Two senior members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State were gruesomely murdered by gunmen on Tuesday evening during an invasion and attack on the party’s meeting in Enugu South LGA.

The gunmen also kidnapped another party chieftain, while others were injured by bullets.

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When the gunmen opened fire, the deceased and others were holding a reconciliation meeting at the party office in Ward III Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area.

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The gunmen, who were said to number in the hundreds, stormed the meeting venue, killing two people instantly and abducting one more.

The state chapter of the APC was said to be in mourning as a result of the incident.

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, according to a source at the meeting.

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“While the meeting was in progress, these men barged in and shot and killed the party’s immediate past Enugu South local government chairman.”

“In one of the party’s factions, Ezeoha was also elected as the incumbent state youth leader. Another person, whose name I do not know, was also killed instantly.

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

“One person is critically injured at the hospital, and we have no idea what will happen to him,” the source said.

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Enugu Police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe’s phone line was not reachable, so attempts to speak with him on the matter were unsuccessful.



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