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Four killed, cars burnt as gunmen attack CUPP spokesperson’s country home

by OkeomaNews

Gunmen on Saturday attacked the country home of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ugochinyere Imo.

In the attack, the invaders killed an uncle to Imo, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Ideato South and Ideato North federal constituency of the state and three others.

Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than 30 campaign vehicles of the PDP candidate were burnt during the attack in his country home at Akokwa community.

Imo who confirmed the attack to our correspondent in a WhatsApp message disclosed that his uncle was killed in the attack.

He called for help as his home was under siege.

Imo wrote” Emergency.We need help to akokwa.. We are under attack.. My house in akokwa.. They have surrendered it and opened fire. We are under attack. Help help.

“We néed help… My uncle have been killed now.. They are setting everything on fire. Pz help.”

In a statement, the PDP in the state confirmed the attack on the country home of its candidate.

The statement which was issued by its spokesperson in the state, Collins Opuruozor read ” Imo PDP Alerts Security Agencies, Nigerians, International Community To Sponsored Killings, Arson Going On At the Akokwa Residence of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, PDP Candidate For Ideato Federal Constituency

“The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State alerts that, at the moment, there is a well-coordinated armed attack going on at the Akokwa residence of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, the candidate of our Party for Ideato North/South Federal Constituency.

“This has resulted in the killing of undisclosed number of persons. Also, buildings are reported to have been set ablaze.

“Our efforts to get back to our candidate, Ikenga Ugochinyere, who was present at his residence when this attack began and who had personally alerted us to the attack, has proven abortive. However, a torrent of messages, a while ago, from Ikenga’s close aides bore some deeply pathetic lines like: “Everywhere is on fire! They are killing us! We are going going!”

“Imo PDP calls on security agencies to immediately intervene and quell the attack on our candidate and our Party members at his residence in Akokwa.

“Nigerians and international community are to recall that on December 23, 2022, there was an attack on the convoy of our candidate by clearly-identified agents of the Imo State Government. It is shocking that despite our demand for the arrest and prosecute of those involved in that onslaught, nothing has been done by the security till this moment.

“Today represents a dark day for us in Imo PDP and Imo State at large.”

Our correspondent saw a video footage with dead bodies and burnt houses and campaign materials at Imo’s country home.

The spokesperson for the in the state, Michael Abattam had yet to respond to an enquiry concerning the incident.

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