Arsonists ‘Bomb’ APC Candidate’s Residence in Rivers Barely 24 Hours to Election

Arsonists ‘Bomb’ APC Candidate’s Residence in Rivers Barely 24 Hours to Election

  • The life of an APC candidate, Hon Charles Anyanwu, was saved a few hours before the 2023 presidential election
  • It was gathered that the House of Assembly candidate narrowly escaped death as arsonists invaded his home
  • Meanwhile, the Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the development and launched a fresh investigation

Less than 24 hours to the 2023 presidential poll, the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s House of Assembly candidate for Etche Constituency in Rivers State, Hon Charles Anyanwu, has narrowly escaped death as arsonists attacked his residence in Port Harcourt.

He was said to have survived an attack a few days ago when some yet-to-be-identified gunmen shot at his convoy at a campaign rally in Etche, his local government area.

Hon Charles Anyanwu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Police Command
Arsonists invade Hon Charles Anyanwu's residence a few hours before the 2023 election. Photo credit: Hon Charles Anyanwu
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Rivers APC candidate's residence attacked

Sources close to the candidate informed Daily Trust that the arsonists invaded Anyanwu’s residence and detonated an improvised substance suspected to be dynamites.

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However, there was no loss of life during the incident, but the sad thing is that the candidate’s buildings and property were destroyed.

Police react

The Rivers State Police Command spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe Koko, said the matter was being investigated.

Police suspect IPOB/ESN members over killing of LP Senatorial candidate, 5 others in Enugu

On Wednesday, February 22, unknown gunmen attacked Enugu state and killed Labour Party senatorial candidate representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Oyibo Chukwu.

The politician was killed while returning from one campaign rally in the southern state of Enugu.

The attackers burnt the late Oyibo Chukwu's body after they shot him dead.

Gunmen kidnap Imo monarch’s wife, set houses of APC, LP chairmen ablaze

On Wednesday, February 22, gunmen kidnapped the wife of the traditional ruler of the Amuro autonomous community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, Ugoeze Umugborogu.

Apart from kidnapping the monarch’s wife, the rampaging gunmen also burnt the country homes of the chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) in Amuro ward.

The development caused panic in the community as residents fled their homes.

A source who pleaded anonymity disclosed to The Punch that the attackers set the houses ablaze immediately after they arrived at the compounds.


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