Suspected PDP Hoodlums Attack APC Supporters In EbonyiNews, Politics Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA in Abakaliki
Armed hoodlums suspected to be working for the peoples Democratic party PDP in Ebonyi State, on Tuesday unleashed terror on some members of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC in Azuinyaba in Ezzaegu community in Ishielu council area of state.
African examiner gathered that a group of young men armed with different weapons including guns invaded the community where they allegedly attacked a chieftain of APC, Chief Michael Nwanga and other members of the party in their houses.
It was further learnt that the hoodlums allegedly attempted to set one of them (APC member) ablaze before fleeing the community.
The victim who had his left leg broken during the attack accused the Coordinator of Inyaba North Development Centre, Chief Livinus Nwamba, as the brain behind the attack.
He alleged that the plan of the PDP member was to assassinate him, adding that he had an open confrontation with the council boss over the presence of APC in the community before the incident.
Chief Nwanga noted that they (the hoodlums) stormed his house in the late hours of Tuesday, ordered him to surrender before they descended on him.
According to him, the assailants dragged him out from his compound to the middle of the road where they allegedly hung a tyre on him with an intention to burn him alive before the intervention of a team of policemen from the Assistant Commissioner of Police, AC in charge of Operation, Police Headquarters, Abakaliki came to his rescue.
The victim also hinted that during the attack, the gun men, broke his leg and left him in the pool of his own blood when they sighted the police.
He added that when the police rescued him, there was no hospital that could admit him because of non-payment of hospital initial deposit for treatment which he said resulted in the policemen dumping him at the police station in Ishielu council area of the state.
Mr. Nwanga gave the names of some of his suspected attackers as Uche Ekechi, Ikechukwu Okpor, Uhuru and the immediate past Coordinator of Inyaba North Development Centre, Mr. John Okpor, just as he called on security operatives to intervene and investigate the deadly attack on his life.
when contacted, the Coordinator of Inyaba Development Centre, Chief Livinus Nwamba denied any involvement in the attack, saying “I am not fighting anybody, am not the type, I am a man of God and can’t soil my hand.
“I did not send anybody to kill anybody for me, I am not fighting with anybody”
Meanwhile, the state Police spokesman, ASP Chris Anyanwu, who confirmed
the incident, said the incident may not be unconnected with political power tussle among politicians of various political parties in the area.
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