A Councilor, Nelson Sylvester, popularly known as Ofunwa, representing Eha-Ulo ward, in Nsukka Local Government Area Legislative Council, Enugu State, has been shot dead.
It learnt that the lawmaker was murdered by gunmen on Sunday night at his residence in Eha-Alumonah.
Although details of the incident are still sketchy, a competent source disclosed that the assailants stormed the lawmaker’s house and started raining bullets on him.
He added that the Councilor ran into a neighbouring compound, from where his lifeless body was later recovered.
The development has sparked tension in the town and other neighbouring communities.
The source, who described the suspected assassination as one too many, added that “it is heartbreaking; it is too hard for us to swallow. We are in deep agony.”
A calls across to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Enugu, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, but he said he was not disposed to answer calls.
A text message was then sent to him.
He responded thus: “I have not been briefed on such incident. However, I’ll verify and revert back ASAP, please.”