2 Days to Elections, Unknown Gunmen kill APGA Chairman in Ebonyi
Monday Idoko, the Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Ohofia Agba Ward, Ishielu Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State, was murdered by ‘Unknown Gunmen’ two days before the 2023 general election in Nigeria.
The incident occurred early Thursday morning in the Ishielu region.
On Thursday afternoon, Chika Nwoba, the state publicity secretary for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), confirmed the murder.
“Unknown armed men killed the chairman of APGA in Ohoffia, Ishielu Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, in the early hours of today in Ishielu. May his soul rest in peace,’ the PDP leader posted on his widely-known Facebook page.
Additionally, a source stated, “The story is very traumatic. A family member informed me that unknown armed individuals broke into their home in the wee hours of the morning, dragged him outside, and shot him in the head.
“They attempted to rush him to the hospital, but he passed away in the village.” Since then, we have been in a state of mourning.
This online newspaper reports that politicians and prominent individuals have been the targets of gunmen in the South-east in recent years, particularly during the 2023 election campaign.
The ‘Unknown Gunmen’ criminal organization has claimed responsibility for the majority of the attacks, while the authorities say they are armed Biafra extremists.
The killings are occurring at a time when a Biafra activist based in the diaspora, Simon Ekpa, is encouraging revolt against the electoral process and calling for a boycott of elections in the southeast region of Nigeria.
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