Gunmen have killed Christian Ihim, the ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Umuchoke ward in Okwe in the Onuimo Local Government of Imo State.
It was gathered that the gunmen also kidnapped five other APC chieftains in the community, before heading to a neighboring town called Okwelle where they also abducted a female member of the party identified as Onyinyechi Egenti.
Sources said that the attackers shot repeatedly all through Tuesday night, forcing the villagers to abandon their homes and run for their lives.
“The ward chairman of APC in Umuchoke Okwe in Onuimo Local Government Area has been killed. Apart from killing him they also kidnapped five APC members in the community.
They also went to the Okwelle community and kidnapped an APC female member known as Onyinyechi Egenti. Our community is on the run now. They shot like it was a war period,” a source said.
The late APC ward chairman, Christian Ihim. was said to be a former aide of the immediate past national Organising Secretary of APC, Emma Ibediro.
KanyiDaily recalls that gunmen had also killed the Sole Administrator of Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo, Christopher Ohizu after they set ablaze his country home in Okwe community.