The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ishielu Local Government Area in Ebonyi State, Emeka Nworie, has been reported killed by suspected political thugs in the early hours of Saturday.
Police Spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu, confirmed to Channels Television that Mr. Nworie was attacked in his house in Ezzagu where he was shot several times until he died.
According to Mr. Anyanwu, the incident took place at around 3a.m. He said the attackers had asked for money from their victim, which was given to them, after which they still went ahead to kill him.
Ebonyi State has had its share of political violence in the run-up to the 2015 elections. Only recently, two people were killed in Ikwo following a clash between the supporters of the PDP and Labour Party.
Source: Channels TV