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Ex- lawmaker assassinated in Nigeria

Ex- lawmaker assassinated in Nigeria

Nigeria

In Nigeria, unknown gunmen on Thursday killed a former Rivers State, House of Assembly member, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Monday Eleanya was gunned down when he was driving out of his house. He was a member of the Fifth Assembly.

A colleague of the former lawmaker, George Tolofari confirmed the incident to journalists in Port Harcourt.

“Eleanya was my friend, brother and former colleague. I received the news of his murder with rude shock. I don’t know the gist of his recent move to APC, but I know he has been a committed member of our great party from when we moved to APC from PDP,” he said.

Eleanya was a top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member until few months ago when he defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

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