- The party agent was killed Nkwerre LGA
- He was murdered by political thugs
There was tension in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday, March 9, 2019, after a party agent was killed by some political thugs.
The incidence threw the entire LGA and other polling units across the state into a a palpable fear.
The killing made voters who had yet to cast their votes to flee the polling unit.
InfomediaNG gathered that the killed party agent who is yet to be identified had engaged in a fierce argument with some of the other party agents in one of the polling units.
It was gathered that the victim after the argument was heading somewhere when he was ambushed and shot severally till he died.
Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the killing said that the police had started investigating the death.
The police spokesperson said “I can confirm that a party agent was shot dead at Nkwerre. We have swiftly responded and taken over the investigation process.”
“Outside some pockets of violence, the security architecture of the state is wonderful. The security agencies are on top of the situation. We have made a couple of arrest including the arrest of fake policemen at Umuobom in the Ideato South LGA.”Source: The Punch
Imo is one of the flashpoints identified by security operatives before the commencement of the election.
Nwosu, son-in-law of the incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha is one of the leading candidate in the election.