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Gunmen attack Enugu Labour Party meeting

Gunmen suspected to be political thugs have again disrupted a meeting of the Labour Party in Enugu State.

The attack, it was gathered, took place on Saturday at Nomeh Primary School in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.

That was the third time in less than two months that gunmen would be attacking supporters of the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the state.

The state chairman of the party, Mr Casmir Agbo, who confirmed the attack to our correspondent on the telephone on Monday, said the party had reported the incident to the appropriate quarters.

“Our members were attacked by gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles in Nomeh Primary School on Saturday,” he simply said without giving further details.

Efforts to get the reaction of the state police command were unsuccessful as the command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, did not take his calls.

A political analyst and social commentator, Charles Ogbu, called on the Nigerian Police Force to live up to the expectations and protect the people.

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