Some unknown gunmen have killed Sylvester Ntefre, a former chapter Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state.
According to POLITICS NIGERIA, the incident happened at the slain politician’s hometown in Ekparakwa, Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
The assailants who came in a black jeep, reportedly invaded Ntefre’s residence on Sunday morning. They dragged him out and took him to a bush. There, he was shot dead.
The motive for their action is not yet clear, but political assasinations are not strange in Nigeria.
The country has been generally grappling with insecurity in the past few years.
Political analysts and security experts warn that as Nigeria is heading towards another election in 2023, the tendency for a rise in assassinations is very high.