Police Declare Manhunt For killers of Labour Party Senatorial Candidate


LAGOS FEBRUARY 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the manhunt for the killers of the Enugu East senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

The Labour Party Senatorial candidate, Oyibo Chukwu, who was the former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, was attacked and killed with his supporters their bodies set in the vehicle by gunmen who operated in a Hilux van in Eke-Otu.

Reacting in a statement after visiting the scene of attack at Ebony Paint Road and Eke-Otu both in Amechi-Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area, on Thursday, the State commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, condemned the killings, describing it as unacceptable in a modern democracy.

In the statement issued by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the commissioner attributed the killings to members of the IPOB/ESN.

Ndukwe said that the commissioner had also ordered the intensification of discreet investigations and manhunt of the subversive criminal elements suspected to be IPOB/ESN renegades.

According to the statement, the assailants on Wednesday night “at different locations, ambushed and simultaneously attacked and murdered the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party members, and also attempted to attack the convoy of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate.”

The commissioner has commiserated with the family members and parties of the deceased, vowing to ensure that the perpetrators are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.


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