Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed the Labour Party candidate for Onuimo State constituency, Christopher Elehu.
Elehu was killed on Friday by suspected assassins, who also set his country home ablaze and destroyed his property including a motorcycle.
The suspects struck in the early hours of Friday and shot for over two hours.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY gathered that the gunmen also visited the houses of other politicians in the area but met their absence.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, who confirmed the incident, said, the Command has commenced investigations into the killing and manhunt for the attackers.
“Yes, the Police has commenced investigations and a manhunt for the gunmen”, he said.