Unknown gunmen killed Christian Ihim, the ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Umuchoke ward in Okwe in the Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State.
The gunmen also kidnapped five other chieftains of the ruling party in the community after killing Ihim, popularly known as Zako.
Confirming the attack, which happened on Wednesday, January 25, eyewitnesses told reporters that the attackers shot repeatedly during the operation, making villagers flee.
The gunmen also invaded a neighboring community, Okwelle, and kidnapped a female member of the APC, Onyinyech Egenti.
”The ward chairman of APC in Umuchoke Okwe in Onuimo Local Government Area has been killed. Apart from killing him, they also kidnapped five APC members in the community. They also went to the Okwelle community and kidnapped an APC female member known as Onyinyechi Egenti. Our community is on the run now. “They shot like it was a war period,” the source said.
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