Gunmen kill APC official, injure scores during rally in Anambra

Scores of campaigners were left injured during the attack at the Uruagu, Nnewi area of the state.
Gunmen kill APC official, injure scores during rally in Anambra
Map of Anambra State

An All Progressives Congress' official has been killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked the party's rally in Anambra State on Monday.

Scores of campaigners were left injured during the attack at the Uruagu, Nnewi area of the state.

Confirming the attack, the state publicity secretary, of APC, Mr. Okelo Madukaife, said, “The attack led to the cold death of our committed party official and the hospitalisation of many others.

“Our party regrets the invasion of our office and attack of members who were gathered for a meeting in Uruagu Ward 3, Nnewi by persons yet to be identified.

“We regret the loss and regard it as one violence too many in an Anambra State that ought to be the safest state in Nigeria if official claims were anything to go by.

“We speak for the mood in our dear state where similar attacks took place at Afor Nnobi Junction, on the same day killing men of the Vigilante in Alor, Idemili South in transit and call for a total halt.

“Our party commiserates with the family of the deceased who will be identified in the near future and assure that their loss is our loss and Anambra State loss, but that their son shall not die in vain.

“We acknowledge security in Anambra State as an area that requires serious intervention”.

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