Just In: Imo APC Chairman Assassinated

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in Ngor Okpala Council Area of Imo state, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, has been assassinated.

He was murdered on Tuesday night shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward, causing panic in the community ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly election.

The suspected hired assassins were said to have murdered him in his house right before his family members.

A community leader who confirmed the killing, Chief Martin Opara, said the community had been thrown into panic and mourning.

He said the Eze-in-Council in conjunction with the community’s town union had met and sent a delegation to Divisional Police Officer requesting masterminds of the dastardly act should be arrested without any hesitation.

“This killing is strange to our community. Report says that he was shot severally in his house until he died,” he said.

“We have met with the Eze-in-council and have sent a delegation to the DPO requesting that the killers should be arrested immediately.

“Logara community is known for peace and we won’t jeopardise peace among us.

“The deceased finished hosting a meeting of APC members in his ward after which gunmen operating in a jeep came and requested to see him. On sighting him, they shot him severally before they left.”

Confirming the killing, the Commissioner of Police Dasuki Galadanchi, said the yet-to-be identified gunmen operated in an SUV jeep.

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