A Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain in Nsukka Local Government Council, Mr Ejike Onah, popularly called ?Papa Nsukka? was Monday killed by unknown assassins. He was inflicted with severe machete cuts on the neck.
Eyewitness account said ?the yet to be identified group attacked him in his house Sunday night?. His wounds suggested a failed bid to behead the late politician.
Revealing what may have possibly led into the death of Onah, the eyewitness said:
?Before the death of Onah, a group of villagers had allegedly knocked down a house belonging to one Ndubisi Ugwu in a bid to eliminate him but he escaped death by the whiskers. His death is believed to be a reprisal attack.
Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the death of the late politician but said no arrests have been made while investigation has commenced.
?Our major concern now is to conduct an autopsy but no arrest has been made?, Amarizu hinted.
He explained that as soon as the police received report of the incident on the fateful day, the DPO dispatched policemen to the scene and they helped to bring the deceased to the hospital.
Area commander, Nsukka Police Area Command, ACP, Ros-Amson Umar Halladu, described the killing as unfortunate. He urged the people to always dialogue on issues instead of violence, warning that the police would not tolerate use of violence to resolve dispute among the people.
Late Onah was in the past the labour Party flag bearer for the Enugu House of Assembly and Chairmanship aspirant. He will be remembered for his outspokenness.
From Moses Oyediran in Enugu