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JUST IN: Gunmen kill INEC staff and kidnap his wife in Ebonyi



Gunmen have killed an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), staff Mr. Emmanuel Igwe along the Ivo Local Government Area axis of the State.

The victim, an Assistant Electoral Officer in Afikpo North LGA, encountered the assailants while on his way back from Abia State.

According to reports, the victim’s wife was equally kidnapped.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Ebonyi State Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya who revealed that the incident occurred on Sunday around mid-day, said the gunmen shot the victim through his car’s windscreen.

“We have began a manhunt for the assailants. We are hopeful that they will be apprehended. The victim was shot through the windscreen of his car “

Recall that in recent times, the route linking Ivo axis of Ebonyi State through Okigwe has become a den for kidnappers masquerading as Fulani herdsmen.

Motorists are usually not seem on that route as they have chosen an alternative route to Imo, Abia and Enugu States.

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