Suspected political thugs on Saturday shot dead a party agent during the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The incident took place in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo state.
It was gathered that the party agent who is yet to be identified was shot dead after he engaged in a fierce argument with some of the other party agents in one of the polling units.
The party agent, who had left the polling unit afterwards was ambushed by suspected political thugs who shot him severally until he died.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the killing to The Nation, said that the police had started investigating the death.
The police spokesperson said, “I can confirm that a party agent was shot dead at Nkwerre. We have swiftly responded and taken over the investigation process.
“Outside some pockets of violence, the security architecture of the state is wonderful. The security agencies are on top of the situation.
“We have made a couple of arrest including the arrest of fake policemen at Umuobom in the Ideato South LGA.”