An uncle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency in Imo State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, has been killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday, 14 January, 2023 reports thegazellenews.com.
Ugochinyere is the co-Spokesman for the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
He has been sending series of desperate text messages to his colleague, Comrade Mark Adebayo on the attack.
The last text he sent read:
“We néed help… My uncle have been killed now.. They are setting everything on fire. Pz helppppopppppp”.
Earlier, Ikenga’s colleague, Comrade Mark Adebayo has raised a passionate SOS claiming that the house of Ikenga in Imo State is surrounded and being shot at while he and his supporters are under serious gun attacks.
Adebayo claimed that he has received several text messages from his colleague and calling on all security agencies to rise in protection of his colleague.
“I have received disturbing texts from my colleague, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, that he and his supporters are under attack and his house being shot into and about to be set ablaze.
“Nigerians would remember that an aide to the incumbent Imo State Governor recently threatened Ikenga for which the latter raised alarm about his safety. One would have expected the Police authorities to invite the persons involved and thorough investigation carried out with a view to arresting and prosecuting the culprit but nothing like that has happened. As I speak, I can’t reach my colleague again after sending those desperate messages.
“Should anything happen to Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, we shall hold the Imo state governor and his aides responsible for it. I’m immediately filing an official petition with the international community on this dastardly development which I condemn in its entirety and I call on the IGP to send in his men to rescue my colleague and his people immediately. Every second counts now”.