BREAKING: Again PDP Reps Candidate Escapes Assassination Attempt by Unknown Gunmen in Imo

BREAKING: Again PDP Reps Candidate Escapes Assassination Attempt by Unknown Gunmen in Imo

  • The home of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere, has again been attacked by daredevil gunmen
  • Ugochinyere, who’s also the House of Representative candidate of the PDP for the Ideato North and South Constituency, reported the attack via an SOS message on WhatsApp, where he called for help
  • Meanwhile, on January 14 in Akokwa, Imo state, a motorcade conveying gunmen invaded Ugochinyere’s house, burnt the house and cars, and killed his uncle and three others

Masked shooters have again attacked the residence of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, a move that has further threatened his life a few weeks before the 2023 general elections.

The attack is coming three weeks after his house was razed down by shooters, which led to the death of many, including his uncle, Daily Independent report confirmed.

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Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP's spokesperson, escapes another assassination attempt by gunmen in Imo state. Photo credit: Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere
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First assassination attempt

It would be recalled that on January 14, 2023, in Akokwa, Imo State, Ugochinyere’s house was burnt down, and more than 30 cars were also burnt.

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Ugochinyere, who is also the House of Representative candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ideato North and Ideato South Federal Constituency, cried out about the attack by the gunmen at his residence via an SOS message on WhatsApp, where he called for help.

Recent assassination attempt by masked gunmen

After mourning and resuming his campaign, Ugochinyere has once again reported an attack on his house by gunmen, a report by The SUN newspaper further confirmed.

In his SOS message sent to our correspondent on Tuesday via WhatsApp, Ugochinyere said, “SOS, WE ARE UNDER ATTACK AGAIN. MY HOUSE IS UNDER ATTACK AGAIN BY ARMED MEN WITH EXPLOSIVES AND HEAVY GUNFIRE.”

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Meanwhile, unknown gunmen attacked the residence of Suleiman Tambaya, the Labour Party's house of representatives candidate for the Lere federal constituency in Kaduna state, killing no less than two persons.

According to The Guardian, the attack happened on Friday night, February 3, when Tambaya went to attend a political meeting in Kaduna, the state capital.

Tambaya's attack came about three months after a Labour Party women's leader, Victoria Chimtex, was killed in November 2022, at her residence in the Kaura Local Council of Kaduna.

Imo state turns to hunters to guard forests against criminals as Uzodimma pledges support

In another development, Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma advocated the use of digital technology for the management of forests in Nigeria, saying it would make the fight against the use of forests for criminal activities easier.

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The governor stated this at the programme of the inauguration of the Imo state command of the Nigerian Hunters and Forestry Security Service (NHFSS) which took place at the Youth Centre, Owerri.

Represented by the state commissioner for Digital Economy, Dr. Chimezie Amadi, Uzodinma said the easiest way to make the job of the Forestry Security Service easier and more effective was through what he called Digital Forest, whereby modern technology is deployed, which he said would also engender millions of jobs for the youths joining the Service, he said in a statement made available to


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