Kenneth Amukamara, the youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State, was shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Monday night, May 31.
A group of hoodlums stormed Kenneth’s house, killed him, burned his house, and damaged the vehicles of his brother, who is said to be a retired soldier.
The PDP State Youth Leader, Greg Nwadike, confirmed the incident, saying that in addition to killing Kenneth, the assailants also set his house ablaze.
The statement in part reads
“Finally confirming the killing of PDP LGA Youth Leader for Oru-East LGA, Imo State, Kenneth Amukamara. On Monday night, assailants shot him dead at his home in Awo-Omamma, and his house was set ablaze.
Two other members of his family are also believed to have been killed. As I have cautioned Imo youths on various occasions, they should stay away from trouble and stay safe. I pray that his soul rests in peace.”
Bala Elkana, a spokesperson for the State Police Command, declined to comment. According to him, he has yet to receive any briefing about the incident.