The Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State, identified Kenneth Amukamara has been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen.
According to reports, was killed on Tuesday while his house and vehicles belonging to his brother, a retired military officer, were set ablaze at Umuokwe, Eziawo 1.
A journalist based in the state, Don Uba, who reported the incident, said: “The Peoples Democratic Party youth leader in the Oru-East LGA, Kenneth Amukamara, was assassinated Tuesday in his country home. His house was set ablaze too.
“Information had it that his elder brother was targeted too for assassination, but he was able to escape as he is a retired military officer. Kenneth’s house and vehicles were not spared as they were set ablaze and vandalised.”
Also confirming the killing, the PDP Youth Leader in the state, Greg Nwadike, said in a statement that apart from killing Kenneth, the assailants also set the deceased’s house on fire.
Nwadike said: “Finally confirming the assassination of the PDP LGA Youth Leader for Oru-East LGA, Imo State, Kenneth Amukamara.
“He was assassinated on at his home in Awo-Omamma by assailants and his house was said to have been set ablaze.
“Sketchy information available say two other members of his family were also killed.
“I had variously cautioned Imo youths to stay away from trouble and be safe. May his soul rest in peace,” Nwadike said.
Bala Elkana, the spokesman for the Imo State Police Command however said the incident has not been reported to the police, promising to get more information on it.