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Breaking: Councillor reportedly killed by gunmen in Ebonyi

The councillor representing Echara Ward2 in Okposi Community, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State, Mr Ogbonnaya Ugwu, popularly known as SPACO has been reportedly killed by gunmen.

It was gathered that Ugwu was killed around 10 pm on Saturday while returning from his shop, a drinking joint known in Okposi as ANGLE 90.

Sources in Okposi said Ugwu was accosted by the gunmen around Okposi Court Area junction.

“The honourable Councillor was accosted while he was returning from his shop, a popular drinking joint in Okposi known as Angle 90.

“They shot him and he fell inside a gutter there, and they set him ablaze and left the scene.

“As I am talking to you now, N’echara youths in Okposi are protesting over the incident,” the source said

Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya could not be reached for comment at the time of filling this report.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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