The Labour Party senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Mr. Oyibo Chukwu has been murdered.
This is coming about three days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
DAILY POST reported that he was set ablaze alongside other party members late Wednesday evening at Amaechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Unidentified gunmen were said to have accosted them while riding in a Sienna vehicle and shot at the occupants before setting the vehicle ablaze.
Oyibo and five other members of the party were said to have been affected.
“It is saddening; we learnt they were burnt alongside the campaign vehicle. I can’t speak further because I’m not his family member,” a highly placed source told the newspaper.
Similarly, a campaign vehicle belonging to a House of Representatives member, Hon. Offor Chukwuegbo was also said to have been set ablaze within the same axis. Chukwuegbo is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the Enugu North/South Federal Constituency.
It is unclear the number of casualties recorded in the attack, but the driver of the mini-bus was reportedly killed.
The police are yet to issue a statement on the two incidents.