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Gunmen attack APC secretariat in Enugu, kill two

Gunmen attack APC secretariat in Enugu, kill two
January 19
19:06 2022

Gunmen have killed two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after an attack on the party’s office in Enugu.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, Daniel Ndukwe, public relations officer of the state police command, said the gunmen attacked the party’s secretariat in Obeagu ward 3, Obeagu-Awkunanaw, Enugu south LGA on Tuesday at about 7pm.

Ndukwe said the gunmen also abducted one person, while several others sustained bullet wounds.

He said the party members were having a meeting when the gunmen invaded the venue of the gathering and opened fire on them.

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“The commissioner of police, Lawal Abubakar, has ordered the immediate launch of discreet investigation and rescue of Mike Ogbonna (alias Okwadike), said to have been abducted to an unknown destination during the invasion,” he said.

“The commissioner also ordered a manhunt for the assailants, who are said to have shot sporadically and murdered two members of the party, Kelvin Ezeoha, a former Enugu south council APC Chairman; and Chidera Ogaba, as well as seriously injured one other.

“To this end, the commissioner has assured [residents] that no stone will be left unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

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“The commissioner urged political parties and their members to ensure timely notification of the command of their meetings or other political activities, to enable it  plan ahead and ensure adequate security coverage.

“This is meant to avert any untoward incident of this nature.”

According to the police spokesman, the commissioner of police has visited the scene of the incident and the hospital where an injured victim is receiving treatment.

He added that the remains of the deceased have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

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