An election observer has been shot dead at the home of Ayaogu Eze, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Umuonu-Umuida, Enugu-Ezike, Enugu state, Naija News Understands.
.Circumstances surrounding the shooting is still unclear even as the bus of the group has been damaged.
The home of Ayogu Eze has been cordoned off by a combined team of police and officers.
The victim is part of a group of observers monitoring the election as the bus conveying the election observers was damaged
After the shooting, the observer group was held hostage at Eze’s compound until a combined team of the police and army came to rescue them and took them to a nearby police station0.
“We were almost killed there,” one of the survivors said. A source in the village who didn’t want to be identified said that the victim was shot in the head and he lost a lot of blood and may not survive. “His blood is everywhere if you go there,” the resident said.
The Enugu state police PRO, SP Ebere Amarizu, has confirmed the incident via a phone interview. He, however, said he was not sure if the man was dead.