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Gunmen attack PDP Reps candidate, Ugochinyere, kill his uncle In Imo

Some unknown gunmen on Saturday afternoon attacked the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, in his country home of Akokwa, Ideato North local government area of Imo State.

It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about 50 gunned down Ugochinyere’s uncle, Ikeagwuonu, and severely injured several others in the attack.

Report has it that they invaded Ugochinyere’s residence and began shooting sporadically, which made people scamper for safety.

They reportedly set all the cars within the vicinity on fire.

The Informant247 learned that Ugochinyere is the candidate for Ideator North/South federal constituency of Imo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections.

He took to social media to confirm the development: “Emergency. We need help in Akokwa. We are under attack. My house in Akokwa.. They have surrounded it and opened fire. We are under attack. Help help.”

Those who reside in the affected area also took to social media to cry out and call for security assistance.

While condemning the incident, the Executive Director of RULAAC, Okechukwu Nwanguma, said that, “There is high fear that harm may befall people there. This is despite the police security I learnt the guy has. It is a huge danger for election if anything happens to that popular guy.”

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