All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman in Imo state, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The chairman was killed at Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in Ngor Okpala Council Area of the state on Tuesday night shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward.
The suspected hired assassins were said to have murdered him in his house right before his family members.
Chief Martin Opara, A community leader, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He said the community had been thrown into panic and mourning.
Furthermore, Opara said the community had never witnessed such political killing, urging security agencies to fish out the killers of the APC chieftain without any delay.
In his words, “This killing is strange to our community. Report says that he was shot severally in his house until he died.
“We have met with the Eze-in-council and have sent a delegation to the DPO requesting that the killers should be arrested immediately.
“Logara community is known for peace and we won’t jeopardise peace among us.
“The deceased finished hosting a meeting of APC members in his ward after which gunmen operating in a jeep came and requested to see him. On sighting him, they shot him severally before they left.”
However, Dasuki Galadanchi, Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the incident to our correspondent when contacted in a phone call.
He said, the corpse has been moved from the scene and the gunmen who killed the APC chieftain operated in an SUV jeep.