TWO persons were reportedly shot dead in the early hours of Saturday by unknown gunmen in the state.
The victims include a middle aged man, Mr. Mike Ojor in Ikwo Nnoyo in Ikwo local government area and the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ishielu LGA of the state, Mr. Emeka Nworie.
The mastermind of the dastardly act are said to be thugs allegedly loyal to an opposition political party in the state.
A source close to Vanguard revealed that the late PDP chairman was attacked in his house in Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA and shot several times by his assailants.
Confirming the incident, the state Police spokesman, ASP Chris Anyanwu stated the assailants before killing the PDP stalwart asked for money which was generously given to them but still went ahead to kill their victim.