Gunmen have killed the Imo State’s House of Assembly candidate of the Labour Party for Onuimo Local Government Area of the State, Mr Christopher Eleghu.
According to Mike Abattam, spokesman for the Imo State Police Command, the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday at Mr Eleghu’s country home in the Umucheke community of Onuimo council.
According to him, the gunmen set fire to his home after killing him, as well as his vehicle and other valuables.
He stated that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, has ordered an investigation into the tragic incident and has activated all tactical units of the command to apprehend the criminals.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; editing by Adeniyi Bakare