Gunmen kill Labour Party senatorial candidate in Enugu

The late Oyibo Chukwu

Gunmen have killed and burnt the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu East Senatorial District, Mr Oyibo Chukwu.

The gunmen also killed five supporters who were with him inside his car.

The unfortunate incident happened at Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area on Wednesday evening.

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, confirmed the incident.

He said that the gunmen shot him inside his vehicle together with five other people and set the car ablaze.

“It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze.

“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state and are afraid they may lose the Saturday’s election.”

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