Herdsmen on Wednesday shot dead the secretary of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The secretary, Nnamdi Ogueche was killed along Olo town in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. Ogueche was said to have gone for a peace talk between communities and the herdsmen that have been threatening parts of Uzo-Uwani when the herdsmen gunned him down.
Reports indicate that the council secretary and three others were returning from the peace meeting in a car when the bandits attacked them.
The occupants were said to have jumped out of the vehicle that was conveying them, running to different directions for safety but the assailants pursued the secretary and shot him dead.
Chairman of the council area, Fidelis Ani, confirmed the killing of the secretary, along Olo community road while returning from a peace meeting.