One killed as gunmen invade campaign ground in Ebonyi

One person has been killed by gunmen who invaded the campaign venue of the All Progressives Congress at Ezzagu Ward 1, in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. Confirming the attack, the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (Ebonyi State Council), Benjamin Nworie said the gunmen carried out the attack shortly after Ebonyi Central senatorial candidate of the party, Ken Eze, concluded his campaign in the area.  He said the supporters were waiting to depart to their various destinations when the gunmen invaded the venue and started shooting sporadically. The journalist told Punch;  It was around 5:30pm on Saturday, February 18, 2023 that I received a distressed call from my wife, Eunice, that she was in trouble. Her emotions were high and palpitating profusely.She narrated to me that she was calling me from a bush where she scampered to safety, which I sent a rescue team from my nearby village. She was unhurt.My wife was conveyed to the venue by the National President of Ogboji General Assembly, John Anyalagu; in the company of his wife and younger brother, Emeka Nwusulor.Unfortunately, while they were standing by the roadside for John to drive out his car for them to return back to Abakaliki, the hoodlums invaded and killed Emeka who was standing by. The gunmen also burnt a Hiace Bus and another vehicle before leaving the scene of the incident.The post One killed as gunmen invade campaign ground in Ebonyi appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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