BREAKING: Few Days To 2023 Elections, Gunmen Kill APC Chairman
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, was shot dead by gunmen on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the gunmen kidnapped five other chieftains of the ruling party in the community after killing Ihim, also known as Zako.
According to community sources, the attackers shot several times during the operation, causing the villagers to flee.
Aside from killing and kidnapping APC chieftains, the gunmen also invaded the neighboring community of Okwelle and kidnapped an APC female member, Onyinyech Egenti.
The slain chairman is said to be a former aide to Emma Ibediro, the APC’s immediate past national organizing secretary.
A source said: ”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 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.”