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Gunmen kill two APC leaders in Enugu, abduct one

Gunmen on Tuesday killed two stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State during the invasion and attack on the party’s meeting in Enugu South LGA.

The gunmen also abducted another chieftain of the party while many others sustained bullet wounds.

It was learnt that the deceased and others were having a reconciliation meeting at the party office at Ward III Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area when the gunmen struck.

About seven gunmen were said to have stormed the venue of the meeting, killing the two instantly while whisking away one other person.

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The incident, it was gathered, had thrown the state chapter of the APC into mourning and confusion.

“Some gunmen invaded the Enugu South LGA APC meeting this evening while their meeting was in progress, opened fire on the party members,” said the party who wanted to remain anonymous.

“They killed the immediate past Enugu South local government Chairman of the party, now the incumbent state youth leader, Mr Kelvin Ezeoha and one other person, while a party member was kidnapped.”

“Ezeoha was also elected as the incumbent state youth leader in one of the factions of the party. One other person I don’t know his name was equally killed instantly.

“Hon. Monday Ogbonna (Okwadike), a factional chairman of the party in our area was kidnapped.

“One person is lying critically wounded at the hospital and we don’t know his fate,” the source said.

Efforts to speak with Enugu Police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe on the development were unsuccessful as his phone line was not reachable.

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