Election: Abducted APC campaign coordinator shot dead in Rivers

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Coordinator for Ahoada-West Local Council of Rivers State Chisom Lennard, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.

The ICIR gathered that Lennard was taken away by gunmen who dressed in police uniform while he was trying to prevent them from hijacking election materials during the governorship and state assembly election on March 18.

The incident happened at Ibagwa Polling Unit 2, Ward 10 in Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state.



    The Rivers APC publicity secretary Darlington Nwauju, who confirmed the development to The Punch, said Lennard’s dead body was discovered on Saturday evening.

    Nwauju stated, “He was abducted from his polling unit during the voting process and taken away.

    “Nobody knew where they took him to. It was later in the evening of Saturday that his body was discovered.

    “He was APC LGA caretaker chairman and was a PhD student at the Rivers State University.”

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    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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