Tears as Gunmen Behead Labour Party's Campaign Director in Abia

Tears as Gunmen Behead Labour Party's Campaign Director in Abia

  • Maduka Zachary, a chieftain of the Labour Party in Abia State, has been assassinated
  • The LP chieftain, known as Power Zac, was reportedly beheaded in his country home in Uturu by some unknown assailants
  • He was the campaign director of the party in Uturu, Isuikwuato local government area during the 2023 election

Umuahia, Abia - A Labour Party chieftain in Abia State, Maduka Zachary, popularly referred to as "Power Zac", has been reportedly beheaded.

According to Vanguard, Power Zac was the Labour Party campaign director in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state in the 2023 election.

Nigerian Police Force, Labour Party/Abia/Maduka Zachery
LP confirms assassination of chieftain Photo Credit: Nigeria Police Force
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Amobi Ogah's campaign director was killed in Abia

Power Zac also led campaign for Amobi Ogah, the lawmaker representing the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives, during the election.

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In addition, he was also the branch chairman of the Uturu Union.

According to reports, the Labour Party chieftain was killed in his country home in Uturu by some unknown assailants, who were said to have gone away with his head.

Reports also claimed he was part of the local security team fighting the growing insecurity in the Uturu community.

Police speak on Labour Party's chieftain killed in Abia

Punch reports that Maureen Chinaka, the police spokesperson in Abia state, confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, September 14.

He said:

“Mr. Nmaduka was violently attacked, shot, and beheaded by unidentified assailants while he was at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa community.
“Upon receiving this distressing information, a joint team comprising police and army personnel were swiftly dispatched to the scene.
“Tragically, they recovered Mr. Maduka’s lifeless body. Photographic evidence was captured at the scene, and the deceased’s remains were promptly evacuated and deposited at Marist Mortuary Uturu”.

Abia Labour Party confirms death of top member

The incident was also confirmed by Ceekay Igara, Abia's LP Chairman.

Igara said the party's chairman in the local government confirmed the incident to him when they spoke.

Abia: Trade commissioner’s convoy attacked, two police officers killed

Legit.ng earlier reported that unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of Abia state's commissioner for trade, commerce, and industry during an official tour

During the attack, the assailants killed two police officers and set ablaze a government vehicle on Tuesday evening

The commissioner of police in the state called for calm and cooperation with residents in providing any adequate information that could lead to the whereabouts of the assailants.

Source: Legit.ng

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