Assailants Kill LP Senatorial Candidate in Nigeria’s Southeast

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Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed and burnt the Labour Party senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district, Oyibo Chukwu.

The gunmen also murdered five supporters at the Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area on Wednesday evening.

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, corroborated the sad development, adding that the attackers shot him inside his vehicle with five other people before setting the car ablaze.

“It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze.

“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state and are afraid they may lose the Saturday’s election.”

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Meanwhile, the Enugu State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe is yet to brief the public as at the time of filing this report.

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