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Gunmen invades APC rally, kills one, injure others, set two Cars ablaze in Ebonyi

by David Eze


One person has been reportedly killed and many injured when gunmen invaded the campaign venue of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Ebonyi. The wife of a journalist in the State narrowly escaped death during the attack as the gunmen shot at them.

The incident occurred at Ezzagu Ward 1 in Isielu local government area which the Ebonyi Central senatorial candidate of the party, Ken Eze visited for campaign.

An indigene of the area, Mr Benjamin Nworie, whose wife escaped death during the attack, narrated how the gunmen stormed the campaign ground and opened fire on party faithful.

He said the campaign ended successful but while the supporters were waiting to depart to their various destinations, the gunmen invaded the venue and started shooting sporadically.

“It was around 5:30pm on Saturday, February that I received a distressed call from my wife, Eunice, which she was in trouble. Her emotions were high and palpitating profusely.

“She narrated to me that she was calling me from a bush where she scampered for safety, which I sent a rescue team from my nearby village. She was unhurt,” he said.

Nworie, who is the Vice Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Ebonyi chapter, narrated that the wife was conveyed to the venue by the National president of Ogboji General Assembly, John Anyalagu; his wife and younger brother, Emeka Nwusulor.

“Unfortunately, why they were standing by the roadside for John to drive out his car for them to return back to Abakaliki, the hoodlums invaded and killed Emeka who was standing-by,” he said.

The hoodlums, Nworie narrated, also burnt a Hiace Bus and one ash-coloured Vehicle before zooming off.

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