Enugu state Police Command has condemned the killing of the Labour Party (LP) ,Enugu East senatorial zone candidate , Oyibo Chukwu, five of his supporters and some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at Amechi, Enugu south local government area of the state on Wednesday evening.
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Ahmed Ammani, who condemned the act, has ordered the intensification of the discreet investigations and manhunt of the subversive criminal elements, suspected to be IPOB/ESN renegades, who in the night hours of 22/02/2023 at different locations, ambushed and simultaneously attacked and murdered Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) members, and also attempted to attack the convoy of the All Progressives part66yh
According to the statement made available to newsmen, by the Police public relations officer, Enugu state command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe , on Thursday, Ammani disclosed this after visiting the scenes at the same night at Topland by Ebony Paint Road and Eke-Otu both in Amechi-Awkunanaw, Enugu.
The Commissioner condemned the barbaric acts, and commiserated with the Parties and family members of the deceased. He vowed to ensure that the perpetrators were fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
Ammani reaffirmed the commitment of the Police and other Security Agencies to emplace adequate security for peaceful and credible elections in the State.
He urged the citizens not to succumb to the cowardly antics of the hoodlums, which is aimed at creating fear and to disrupt the electoral process.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigations into the incidents showed that the armed hoodlums, operating in a tricycle, attacked a PDP campaign Mini Bus at Topland by Ebony Paint Road, Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu and used petrol bomb to set it ablaze, burning to death its driver, simply identified ASC.
“In a similar development another set of the same armed assailants, operating in a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu (male) and his Personal Assistant (male) with him in the vehicle. However, the miscreants were repelled by Security Operatives while attempting to also attack the convoy of the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Eke, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA.
“Normalcy has generally been restored in the mentioned locations, while further development will be communicated.
“The Commissioner says the police remain committed to a secured and peaceful general elections, while tasking citizens not to succumb to cowardly antics of assailants”, the statement said.