Gunmen kill APC chieftains in Enugu

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Gunmen have killed two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and kidnapped another from a party ward meeting in Enugu state.

The gunmen reportedly stormed ward III venue of Obeagu Awkunanaw in Enugu South Local Government Area.

Witnesses said members of the party were having a reconciliation meeting of opposing factions, when the armed gunmen numbering over seven invaded the venue, killing the two party members instantly and abducting one other person.

Other attendees sustained gun injuries and were rushed to a medical facility to receive treatments.

Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu condemned the act, urged calm amongst party members in the state and asked security agencies to unravel the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.

A festering leadership crisis has plagued the Enugu State chapter of the APC, despite a state congress held last year to try and bring cohesion in the state chapter,

Three factions emerged claiming leadership and control., with the third faction claiming authority after the state congress.