SOME unknown gunmen have reportedly killed the uncle (name yet to be known) of the spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere.
According to Ugochinyere in a seemingly distressed tweet on Twitter Saturday afternoon, the unknown persons are also setting a house ablaze, suspected to be his residence.
“We need help in Akokwa Ideato North Local Government Area, Imo State.. My uncle has been killed now.. They are setting everything on fire. Please help,” he tweeted.
Confirming the development, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, in a tweet, said, “I just received distress call from @IkengaImo in the last few minutes that his house is surrounded by elements believed to be assassins sent by Imo State Govt and his uncle had just been killed. Security agents must protect @IkengaImo of CUPP and ensure his total safety!”
The police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, is yet to respond to calls and texts from our correspondent on the development as of the time of filing this report.
In a video obtained by our correspondent, a man who was narrating the incident, said several vehicles had been destroyed, and Ikenga’s house razed.
“They have destroyed his house, they have destroyed his vehicle, at his compound here in Akokwa. They came with arms and guns, they killed one of his security (men), they shut so many people; happening right now at Ikenga’s compound,” the voice narrated.