A group of unidentified persons have been involved in the death of Chairman, Nanka Ward 1, Young Progressives Party, Chief Joe Mohel.

Nanka is situated in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. It was discovered that the incident had occured late on Saturday. This was after a meeting held between members of the community and the member representing Orumba North and South Federal Constituency, Chinwe Nnabuife.

It was further gathered from sources that the area said the meeting was in respect of a recent Appeal Court ruling that ordered a re-run election between Nnabuife and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Orumba North and South Federal Constituency in the 2023 general election, Okwudili Ezenwankwo.

Nnabuife was threatened not to campaign in Nanka where the Appeal Court ordered for a rerun election. But on Saturday, she went to hold a meeting with YPP members in Nanka Ward 1.

“The meeting was arranged by Mohel. Immediately after Nnabuife left, some thugs arrived at the venue in an SUV vehicle and opened fire on the ward chairman.

”When contacted, the state chairman of YPP, Moses Obi, confirmed the development but said the details were still sketchy. “Yes, we have heard about it, but we don’t have the full details yet. We are preparing to reach the community and by the time we have all the full details, we will let you know,” Obi added.

Moreso, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, was contacted where he confirmed that the command had not received any information regarding the incident.

However, Ikenga urged the affected persons to visit the nearest police station and lodge a report about the incident, for further action.

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