A councillor in Enugu State, Nelson Sylvester, has been shot dead at his residence in Eha-Alumonah.
The lawmaker, popularly known as Ofunwa, represented the Eha-Ulo ward in the Nsukka Local Government Area Legislative Council.
Eyewitnesses say the assailants stormed the councillor’s house on Sunday night and started raining bullets on him.
It was gathered that Sylvester ran into a neighbouring compound, were his lifeless body was later recovered.
It was further learnt that the development had sparked tension in the town and neighbouring communities.
A source notable on the development described the suspected assassination as one too many, saying, “It is heartbreaking; it is too hard for us to swallow. We are in deep agony.”