THE All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Logara/Umuohiagu ward in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo state, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, has been reportedly assassinated.
The APC chieftain was said to have been killed on Tuesday night in his house right before his family members., shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward.
The said assassination by unknown gunmen has caused fear in the state ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to a community leader, Chief Martin Opara, who confirmed the incident, the killing had caused panic in the state. He urged security agencies to apprehend the killers of the APC chieftain without any delay, noting that the community had never witnessed such political killing “This killing is strange to our community.
Report says that he was shot severally in his house until he died. 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 killing was also reportedly confirmed by the police in the state who stated that officers had evacuated the body of the deceased. The police noted that the gunmen who killed the APC chieftain operated in a SUV jeep.