- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:52
- Written by Vanguard News
PORT HARCOURT – CHAIRMAN of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Rivers State, Mr. Julius Nwaofu, has been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen. Confirming the development, son of the deceased, Mr Chima Nwaofu, said the killers only made away with the mother’s bag and mobile phone, adding that the family has recovered the
phone. He said his father was killed at 7pm on Tuesday in Omagwa area of the state.
He said they immediately reported the sad incident to Isiokpo Police station.
Meantime, governorship candidate of ANPP in Edo State, Chief Solomon Edebiri, has condemned the brutal murder. Chief Edebiri who spoke to Vanguard on phone, called for a thorough investigation into the matter. He said that effort should be made to apprehend those behind the brutal murder.
When contacted, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, said the Police was investigating the development. He said information available to the Police was that he was a clergyman, adding that he was reportedly shot before the wife.
Also spokesman of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in the state, Mr. Jerry Needam, lamented the killing. He urged the Police to unearth those behind the murder.