NIGERIA ELECTIONS: Gunmen burn Labour Party senatorial candidate, supporters to death in Enugu
Gunmen on Wednesday night, burnt to death, Oyibo Chukwu, candidate of the Labour Party in Saturday’s Enugu East Senatorial District election, with his supporters.
Chukwu was killed at Amechi Junction, Awkunanaw local government area of Enugu while returning from a campaign rally.
He was murdered alongside five of his supporters by the gunmen who burnt their vehicle after shooting at it for some time.
Business Hallmark had initially reported the incident, and shared a video of the attack on Wednesday.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, confirmed the unfortunate incident, saying his party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties which felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state.
Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, hails from South East, which has been a flashpoint, even before the election period.
Suspected militants have vowed to cripple election in the region but security forces have assured residents that they are on top of the situation.