Suspected political thugs attacked a Labour Party’s ward meeting and burnt vehicles belonging to members of the party at Umuida, Enugu-Ezike, in the Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu State,
The incident is said to be the fourth time hoodlums would be attacking meetings called by Labour Party in the state.
According to eyewitnesses, who spoke with journalists in Nsukka, the hoodlums attacked the ward meeting on Sunday at Umuida community.
“We were at the meeting when four guys on two bikes arrived at the venue and started shooting in the air.
“Everyone ran away, the ward chairman and others ran forgetting their car keys on the table. We noticed that the gunmen set some vehicles and motorcycles ablaze.
“They also drove away with a Camry which stopped after a while, due to security. The engine stopped and the two guys came down and set the car ablaze and left.”
Recall that political meetings of the Labour Party have been attacked in Aninri, Awgu, Oji River, and now at Igboeze North Local Government Areas all in Enugu State in the last two months.
The state police spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached to confirm the incident as he didn’t answer his calls.
The Labour Party has not issued a statement on the recent development, however, the party earlier vowed that no amount of intimidation would stop the party from the politics of the state and the country.
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