Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his supporters have been threatened as some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked members of the party, who were holding a meeting in Awgu Community of Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State during the weekend.
Vanguard gathered that the gunmen, numbering about four, unleashed attack on unsuspecting party faithful at the venue of the meeting, shooting sporadically to disperse the party members.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, the chairman of the party in the council area, Ikechukwu Igwebuike, told newsmen that no life was lost in the attack, but he confirmed that some members sustained injuries from the attack.
He said, “They just stormed the venue on three motorcycles and started firing.”
Igwebuike informed that the gunmen shot in the air, attacked party members with their rifles, before disrupting the meeting.
He further stated, “We believe strongly that this is the handiwork of the opposition party,” he said, without mentioning the party.
“The windshield of one of our members’ vehicle was shattered.”
Earlier, in a similar occurrence, some members of the party were also attacked by gunmen in Nenwe, a community in Aninri Local Government Area of the state last Wednesday.
Also numbering about four, the unidentified stormed the venue on two motorcycles.
The Leader of Labour Party in the Local Government in the council area, Benjamin Ajah, confirmed the attack, saying the incident happened at about 2 p.m.