Gunmen have killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State

Boris Neenwi was shot at close range by some yet-to-be-identified armed men.

Three other persons, including a young lady, whose identities could not be ascertained, also lost their live in the incident.

The incident occurred on Monday night.

A community source simply identified as Barinee, disclosed that the deceased was killed in Nonwa community in Tai Local Government Area of the state.

According to Barinee, Neenwi was standing on a junction in Nonwa at about 8pm waiting for a vehicle to return to Port Harcourt when the assailants stopped their car and gunned him down.

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The source further said that the Neenwi was a former councilor, who represented Yeghe community at the Gokana Legislative Assembly.

Barinee also disclosed that Neenwi, who recently returned home after a Law programme in Maiduguri, had posted a message on social media, complaining about threat to his life by some individuals.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omoni Nnamdi – a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) – told our reporter: “Your colleagues have also called me. I don’t have the detail of what happened now. I will respond fully when I get details.”

Neenwi's death comes barely a day after the Chairman of the APC in Ward 7-Onne, Eleme Local government area of Rivers State was shot dead.

Jonah Chu was assassinated on arrival in his home after attending a function on Sunday, December 23rd.

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