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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates have it that a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Hon. Chinedu Eleliam, has been abducted by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The APC chieftain who was kidnapped is the party chairman in Umuarugo Village Umueze ll, Ehime Mbano council Area of Imo State.
It was gathered that Eleliam who was kidnapped on Thursday was trailed to his house by his assailants who came in vehicles. They were said to have fired several gunshots into the air to scare the people, bundled him into their vehicle, and sped away.
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Last Tuesday, a chieftain of the party and a kinsman of the state Governor Hope Uzodimma, retired Capt Anthony Enoch who was the Presidential Campaign Council Chairman for APC 2023 Presidential election in Oru-East, was reportedly shot dead by gunmen after attending a stakeholders meeting in Omuma, Oru East Local Government headquarters. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Imo State Command, Henry Okoye, said that he had yet to be briefed on the ugly development.
In another report, the Oru-east Presidential Campaign Council Chairman for Ahmed Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima in the just-concluded 2023 presidential election, Captain Tony Enoch, has been reportedly shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in Imo State.
The deceased, who is also a kinsman to the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, was said to have been killed on Tuesday night around the Awamama Technical School area while returning from an APC stakeholders meeting held at the Local Government Headquarters, and his body was dumped in his car boot.