Three people, including an uncle to the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, were killed after gunmen attacked his home in Akokwa, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.
Ikenga disclosed the attack in a distress message sent to Deji Adeyanju, a social critic.
“We need help to Akokwa… We are under attack… My house in Akokwa… They have surrounded it and opened fire. We are under attack. “Help help,” the message read.
Also confirming the attack, Omoyele Sowore said the uncle of Ikenga Imo had been killed and called on security agents to protect the opposition spokesman at all costs.
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“I just received a distress call from @IkengaImo in the last few minutes that his house is surrounded by elements believed to be assassins sent by the Imo state government, and his uncle had just been killed.
“Security agents must protect @IkengaImo of CUPP and ensure his total safety!” Sowore said.
An eyewitness claims that Ugochinyere’s police orderlies engaged the shooters in a fierce gun duel to stop them from approaching him. The shooters had arrived in large numbers.
However, it was reported that his uncle, who lived close by, was trapped in the fire, and two other unnamed victims were butchered to death.
According to reports, the gunmen also set fire to some of the residence’s houses and vehicles.