ASABA – Suspected herdsmen have Reportedly killed a PDP councillorship candidate, Mr. Ofa Elliot while two others were kidnapped on Monday evening.
Late Eliot and the kidnapped councilors were bid to contest the forth coming March 6, 2021 Local Government Council elections in Delta State.
It was learnt that Mr. Eliot who had clinched the PDP councillorship ticket for Ward 8, Ethiope West council was Reportedly shot dead while returning from the DSIEC screening exercise to Oghara, his home town.
The deceased was the immediate past supervisor of Environment for Ethiope West LGA and also ran Hotel business in Oghara
According to sources, Eliot was successfully screened along with the two of his colleagues in Asaba, the State capital.
But while they left the venue of the screening for their respective destinations, they ran into the herdsmen who started shooting sporadically in their direction, thus killing Eliot on the spot, while the two other councillorship candidates were kidnapped, the source disclosed.
It was further learnt that one of them, Hon Allen of Ward 11, had escaped from the kidnappers den when they were being taken to the bush.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Oneme Onovughagbogaya confirmed the incident.
Source: The Nigerian Observer