Gunmen Kill LP House Of Assembly Candidate


Gunmen have killed the Labour Party (LP) candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area Constituency in Imo State, South-east Nigeria.

The victim, Christopher Elehu, was killed when the gunmen invaded his house on Friday, according to a report by the Punch.
The gunmen also set Mr Elehu’s house ablaze and destroyed his properties, including a motorcycle.

The hoodlums, suspected to be assassins, also stormed the houses of other politicians in the area but did not see any of them, according to the report.
“They invaded his house when everybody had gone to sleep and shot for over two hours.
“His corpse was lying on the ground with machete cuts when villagers gathered in the morning,” an unnamed source was quoted as saying.

The latest attack and killing occurred barely 10 days after Chukwunonye Irouno, another LP candidate in Okigwe, a neighbouring local government area, slumped and died.
Mr Irouno was to anchor LP’s presidential campaign rally in the state but died a night before the event.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, confirmed the killing of Mr Elehu.
Mr Abbattam, a chief superintendent of police, said the police had begun an investigation to track down the killers.