The Imo State government has identified members of All Progressives Congress, APC that have been killed in cold blood like the Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area, Chris Ohizu, who was slaughtered by yet to be identified gunmen on Monday.
Imo State Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, said this in a statement in reaction to the murder of Ohizu.
Emelumba said many other members of APC had also been murdered by the so-called unknown gunmen, who, according to him, have created an aura of uncertainty in Imo State.
He claimed that the murder of Ohizu fell in line with the targeting of members of the ruling APC, government officials, and their friends in Imo State.
In the statement, he said, “The Government of Imo State is saddened by the brutal and cruel murder on Sunday, January 22, of the Sole Administrator of Ideato North Local Government Area, Chris Ohizu.
“The chilling assassination of Mr. Ahizu in cold blood is as benumbing as it is callous.
“This killing falls in line with the targeting of members of the ruling APC, government officials, and their friends.
“Those previously murdered in cold blood include Orlu APC LGA woman leader, Jenny Rachael Okonkwo (Iron Lady); Nze Chidi Ejiaka; Barr. Darlington Odume; Nze Nwachukwu Igboayaka; Mrs. Helen Nnakwe; Collins Okey Agah, Chukwudi Dimagwu; Eddy Ofuefule; all APC chieftains from Orlu, and many others as well as Emma Mazi, former IMC chairman of Oguta LGA.
“It is unfortunate that even those who are quick to shout about insecurity in the state never found their voices to condemn these cold-blooded killings in the past and are not saying anything also on the latest killing.
“Be that as it may, government condemns this cold-blooded murder on a Sunday and urged the perpetrators of the dastardly act and their sponsors to resist the temptation of going ahead with this bloodletting which has plunged the state into the current state of uncertainty.”
The Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu was kidnapped on Friday after his home at Imoko community in Arondizuogu area of the LGA was razed.
But he was later beheaded after the deceased family had paid N6m ramson to secure his release as seen in a video released by his abductors on Sunday evening.