Lawmaker shot dead in Enugu - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, July 17, 2023

Lawmaker shot dead in Enugu

Gunmen on Sunday shot dead a Councilor, Nelson Sylvester, popularly known as Ofunwa, representing Eha-Ulo ward, in Nsukka Local Government Area Legislative Council, Enugu State.

It was learnt that the lawmaker was murdered by gunmen at his residence in Eha-Alumonah.

Although details of the incident are still sketchy, a competent source disclosed that the assailants stormed the lawmaker’s house and started raining bullets on him.

He added that the Councilor ran into a neighbouring compound, from where his lifeless body was later recovered.

The development has sparked tension in the town and other neighbouring communities.

The source, who described the suspected assassination as one too many, added that “it is heartbreaking; it is too hard for us to swallow. We are in deep agony.”

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