Christian Ihim, the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward chairman in Umuchoke ward in Okwe in the Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, was shot dead by gunmen.
After killing Ihim, also known as Zako, the gunmen kidnapped five other chieftains of the ruling party in the community.
Confirming the attack which occurred on Wednesday, January 25, eyewitnesses told The Nation that the attackers shot repeatedly during the operation, making villagers to flee.
The gunmen also invaded a neighbouring community Okwelle and kidnapped a female member of the APC Onyinyech Egenti.
A source said;
”The ward chairman of APC in Umuchoke Okwe in Onuimo Local Government Area has been killed. Apart from killing him they also kidnapped five APC members in the community. They also went to Okwelle community and kidnapped an APC female member known as Onyinyechi Egenti. Our community is on the run now. They shot like it was a war period.”