The Enugu State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed that its youth leader in Enugu West Senatorial District, James Nwanjoku, has been shot by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
Nwanjoku who was shot in the head during the weekend by the gunmen, was in his car on the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway.
The victim is currently receiving medical treatment at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu.
State chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye, who confirmed the incident on Sunday in Enugu shortly after visiting the victim in the hospital, tasked security operatives, particularly the police to make sure “those behind the barbaric act are apprehended and brought to justice.”
He said: “We want to call on the security operatives to carry out thorough investigation on this ugly incident, because this is not the first time our members are being attacked.
“If you recall, I narrowly escaped death by the whiskers sometime last year, when unknown heavily armed men invaded my Enugu residence, looking for me to be killed.
“They shot one of the policemen attached to me who was seriously injured by bullet, and even took away his riffle, and up till date, the gun has not been recovered or the perpetrators arrested.
“So, our party, the APC, is calling on the state Commissioner of police, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, to engineer a proper investigation into this latest attack involving the Enugu West APC youth leader, who was seriously injured.”
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