An election observer has been shot dead at the home of Ayaogu Eze, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Umuonu-Umuida, Enugu-Ezike, Enugu state.
Circumstances surrounding the shooting is still unclear even as the bus of the group has been damaged. The home of Ayogu Eze has been cordoned off by a combined team of police and officers. The victim is part of a group of observers monitoring the governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
After the shooting, the observer group was held hostage at Eze’s compound until a combined team of the police and army came to rescue them and took them to a nearby police station.
“We were almost killed there,” one of the survivors said. A source in the village who didn’t want to be identified said that the victim was shot in the head and he lost a lot of blood and may not survive.
“His blood is everywhere if you go there,” the resident said. The Enugu state police PRO, SP Ebere Amarizu, has confirmed the incident via a phone call. The police spokesperson confirmed that the victim is dead.
He said the police have commenced investigation into the incidence. The name of the deceased is Onuorah Odoh.
Meanwhile, Continentour.com.ng earlier reported that the a former chairperson of Andoni local government in Rivers state, Ms Emilia Nte, was on the night of Friday, March 8 kidnapped at gun point by unknown gunmen at her home in Uyeada.
It was not clear whether the kidnap was politically motivated or a separate incident of kidnapping for pecuniary gains.
Information from credible sources in Andoni confirmed the incident. According to the sources, the gunmen first shot her on the thigh before taking her away.
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