Tuesday, March 21, 2023

‘Track Down Killers Of Enugu LP Candidate’ Buhari Orders Security Agencies

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President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered manhunt for killers of the Labour Party (LP) senatorial candidate for Enugu East Oyibo Chukwu.

The president, in a statement issued yesterday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, directed security agencies to track down the culprits of the “heinous crime.”

He said the perpetrators of the act in Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, had no respect for human life and dignity.

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Buhari, who said the perpetrators deserved the wrath of natural and divine justice, affirmed his commitment to an election devoid of violence and rancour.

He reminded all political actors that the choice of the electorate would count, and urged all eligible Nigerians to boldly exercise their civic rights without any fear of intimidation.

Buhari, who condoled with families of the victims, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Labour Party, prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and comfort for those who are mourning.
Mr Oyibo Chukwu who was the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu East senatorial district was killed and burnt on Wednesday night by gunmen suspected to be political thugs.
The attack, it was gathered happened at Amechi Awkunanaw, the country home of the former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani and Chief Jim Nwobodo, former Governor of old Anambra state on Wednesday evening while he was returning to Agbani, his country home.
The gunmen also reportedly killed five supporters, who were said to be with him inside his car.
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