The governorship election and state house of assembly election which took place today saw a party agent shot dead by political thugs during the election.
The party agent was shot dead in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo state.
According to reports, the party agent was killed following an argument with other party agents in one of the polling units.
The party agent after leaving the polling unit was ambushed on the way and shot dead by some suspected political thugs.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident to the Nation, stated that investigation has commenced into the killing. He said;
“I can confirm that a party agent was shot dead at Nkwerre. We have swiftly responded and taken over the investigation process.”
“Outside some pockets of violence, the security architecture of the state is wonderful. The security agencies are on top of the situation.”
“We have made a couple of arrest including the arrest of fake policemen at Umuobom in the Ideato South LGA.”