Suspected IPOB Militia kill councillor, Nelson Sylvester, in Enugu

Suspected IPOB Militia have killed Nelson Sylvester, a councillor of Eha-Ulo Ehalumona ward in Nsukka LGA of Enugu state.

Confirming the news to Pageone in a statement on Monday, Daniel Ndukwe, police spokesperson in the state, said the incident occurred at about 11:30 pm on Sunday.

Ndukwe said the politician also known as Ofunwa, was murdered at his residence in Umualoji village.

He said a man suspected to be involved in the murder has been arrested.

“Police operatives of the command have arrested one (1) male suspect and a member of the criminal gang, alleged to have attacked and murdered one Duhu Nelson Sylvester Nnacheta (a.k.a “Ofunwa”) “m”, identified as the councillor representing Eha-Ulo Ehalumona council ward, on 16/07/2023 at about 11.30 pm, at Umualoji village in Ehalumona community of Nsukka LGA,” the statement reads.

“Meanwhile, the commissioner of police has ordered intense discreet investigation and manhunt of the assailants.”

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