A PDP chieftain, Mr Ejike Onah, popularly called 'Papa Nsukka' has been murdered in his Agbani Nguru Community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeriain Nsukka on Tuesday.
He said that some yet-be -dentified persons visited the deceased on Sunday night and inflicted machete cut on his head and shoulder, and fled.
"Some members of his family raised an alarm that attracted villagers who rushed him to St Michel’s Hospital at Obollo Road, Nsukka," the eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said.
The eyewitness told NAN that Onah’s killing might not be unconnected with land dispute he had with some people.
The PDP Chairman in Nsukka LGA, Mr Alpho Nweze, who confirmed the murder, described it as `unfortunate.’
"The party will ensure that those behind the killing do not go unpunished," he promised.
When contacted, Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the police had commenced investigation into the circumstances that led to the murder of Papa Nsukka.
When NAN visited the community, most of the residents had fled the town for fear of being arrested by the police.