Gunmen suspected to be political thugs in the early hours of today killed Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ishielu LGA in Ebonyi State, Mr. Emeka Nworie.
Sources revealed that the late PDP chairman was attacked in his house in Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA and shot severally by his assailant on different parts of his body until he died.
Police spokesman, ASP Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the incident to our reporter. He said the incident took place at around 3am in the morning of Saturday.
He said the assailants, before killing the PDP stalwart, asked for money which was generously given to them after which they still proceeded to shoot him to death.
The state has witnessed politically motivated killings since last November.
Two persons were killed earlier in the week in Ikwo when supporters of PDP and LP parties clashed.