Unidentified gunmen have killed two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state of Nigeria.
This came after an attack on the party’s office in Enugu.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday, Daniel Ndukwe, the public relations officer of Enugu state police command, said the gunmen attacked the party’s secretariat in Obeagu ward 3, Obeagu-Awkunanaw, Enugu south LGA on Tuesday at about 7pm.
Ndukwe said the unidentified gunmen also abducted one person, while several others sustained bullet wounds.
According to him, the party members were having a meeting when the gunmen invaded the venue of the gathering and opened fire on them.
“The commissioner of police, Lawal Abubakar, has ordered the immediate launch of discreet investigation and rescue of Mike Ogbonna (alias Okwadike), said to have been abducted to an unknown destination during the invasion,” he said.
“The commissioner also ordered a manhunt for the assailants, who are said to have shot sporadically and murdered two members of the party, Kelvin Ezeoha, a former Enugu south council APC Chairman; and Chidera Ogaba, as well as seriously injured one other.
“To this end, the commissioner has assured [residents] that no stone will be left unturned in fishing out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.Advertisement
“The commissioner urged political parties and their members to ensure timely notification of the command of their meetings or other political activities, to enable it plan ahead and ensure adequate security coverage.
“This is meant to avert any untoward incident of this nature.”
However, according to the police spokesman, the commissioner of police has visited the scene of the incident and the hospital where an injured victim is receiving treatment.
Information getting Report Nigeria stated that Hon Kevin Ezeoha, former APC chairman, Enugu South was shot dead, while Okwadike and one other person were abducted at the APC local government office, Obeagu.