Gunmen have shot and killed a councillor representing Eha-Ulo ward in Nsukka Local Government Area Legislative Council in Enugu State, Nelson Sylvester, popularly known as Ofunwa.
It was learnt that the lawmaker was murdered on Sunday night at his residence in Eha-Alumonah.
An eyewitness said that the assailants stormed the lawmaker’s house and started raining bullets on him.
He added that the councillor 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: “it is heartbreaking; it is too hard for us to swallow. We are in deep agony.”
Details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted by The Nation, Enugu police spokesman DSP Daniel Ndukwe said, “I have not been briefed on such incident. However, I’ll verify and revert back ASAP, please.”