Gunmen on Tuesday killed Christian Ihim, the Ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Umuchoke ward, Okwe, Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State.
Ihim who was popularly known as Zako was shot dead by the gunmen who also kidnapped five other chieftains of the ruling party in the community.
It was learnt that the attackers shot repeatedly during the operation.
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The gunmen also invaded a neighbouring community Okwelle and kidnapped a female member of the APC, Onyinyech Egenti.
A source who confirmed the incident to newsmen stated that the community has been deserted.
The 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.”
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