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Gunmen Kill CUPP Spokesman’s Uncle In Imo, Set House Ablaze

Gunmen have reportedly killed a yet to be identified uncle of the spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere.

According to Ugochinyere in a distressed tweet on Twitter Saturday afternoon, the gunmen are also setting a house ablaze, believed to be his residence.

“We need help in Akokwa Ideato North Local Government Area, Imo State.. My uncle has been killed now.. They are setting everything on fire. Please help,” he tweeted.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore also confirmed the attack in a tweet.

He wrote, “I just received distress call from @IkengaImo in the last few minutes that his house is surrounded by elements believed to be assassins sent by Imo State Govt and his uncle had just been killed. Security agents must protect @IkengaImo of CUPP and ensure his total safety!”Related News

The police spokesperson in the state, Michael Abattam, is yet to respond to comment on the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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