Police Reveal Suspected Killers Of LP Candidate, Oyibo Chukwu
The Enugu police command has made the claim that Oyibo Chukwu, a Labour Party senatorial candidate, was brutally murdered by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to report by GoldenNewsNg, Oyibo Chukwu was brutally murdered on Wednesday night while returning from a campaign rally with some of his supporters. During the attack, he and some of his supporters were shot to death and burned inside his vehicle.
Initially, reports claimed that unknown gunmen were behind the attack. However, the Nigeria Bar Association, Enugu chapter who boycotted sitting today due to Chukwu’s murder, claimed that his assassination was politically motivated.
However, this afternoon, Enugu Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani claimed that IPOB and ESN members were behind the attack.
Ammani announced that he had “ordered the intensification of the discreet investigations and manhunt of the subversive criminal elements, suspected to be IPOB/ESN renegades, who in the night hours of 22/02/2023 at different locations, ambushed and simultaneously attacked and murdered People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) members, and also attempted to attack the convoy of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate”.
A statement from the spokesman of Enugu police command, Daniel Ndukwe (DSP) read: ”The police preliminary investigations into the incidents showed the armed hoodlums, operating in a tricycle, attacked a PDP campaign Mini Bus at Topland by Ebony Paint Road, Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu and used a petrol bomb to set it ablaze, burning to death its driver, simply identified as one KC Great (male).
”In a similar fashion, another set of the same armed assailants, operating in a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu (male) and his Personal Assistant (male) were with him in the vehicle.
”However, the miscreants were repelled by Security Operatives while attempting to also attack the convoy of the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Eke, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA.”
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