An Ebubeagu operative was shot dead at the venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Isu community, in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The slain operative identified as Ajason Aja was killed by a yet to be identified person at the rally held on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
It was gathered that the deceased and his colleagues were part of the Ebubeagu team drafted to the community to provide security at the APC governorship rally.
After the rally, the team was directed to secure the APC flags for subsequent rallies when an altercation occurred between Mr Aja and the suspect over the sharing of money.
During the altercation, Mr Aja rushed for his rifle, but the other man was said to have swiftly pulled a pistol, and shot him in the head. Aja unfortunately died on the spot.
Ebubeagu Commander in Ebonyi State, Friday Nnana-Ujor, who confirmed the death of Aja on Monday, January 30, however, said the attacker was not an operative of the security outfit.
“No, it was not an Ebubeagu person that shot him. It was people that packed (their car) behind a Sienna bus that killed him. The person that did that was sent to do so. People are thinking that it was an Ebubeagu personnel that killed the person, but it is not true,” he said.
“It is because the gun they used in killing the person was Pump Action. No Ebubeagu person goes to the rally ground with arms,” Mr Nnana-Ujor added.