The councillor representing Echara Ward 2 in Okposi Community, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State, Ogbonnaya Ugwu, popularly known as SPACO has been reportedly killed by gunmen.
It was gathered that Ugwu was killed around 10 pm on Saturday while returning from his shop, a drinking joint known in Okposi as ANGLE 90.
Sources in Okposi said Ugwu was accosted by the gunmen around Okposi Court Area junction.
“The honourable Councillor was accosted while he was returning from his shop, a popular drinking joint in Okposi known as Angle 90.
“They shot him and he fell inside a gutter there, and they set him ablaze and left the scene.
“As I am talking to you now, N’echara youths in Okposi are protesting over the incident”, the source said
Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya could not be reached for comment at the time of filling this report.