A prominent member of the ruling Labour Party in Abia State, Maduka Zachary, known as “Power Zac,” has tragically been beheaded within his residence.
The late Zachary served as the Campaign Director for the Labour Party during the 2023 elections in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state. He also held the position of Campaign Director for Hon. Amobi Ogah, the representative of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives. Additionally, Zachary served as the Chairman of the Uturu Union in his hometown.
Reports indicate that he was brutally killed by unidentified assailants at his residence in Uturu, who also took away his head. It is worth noting that the victim was actively involved in the local security efforts to combat the rising insecurity in Uturu.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Abia State, Moureen Chinaka, stated that she had not yet been briefed on the incident but promised to provide information as soon as she received an update.
The Chairman of the Labour Party in Abia State, Ceekay Igara, confirmed the incident, mentioning that he had spoken to the LP Local Government Chairman in the area, who also confirmed it. Igara suggested that the killing might be linked to the victim’s strong stance against insecurity and cultism in the region.
The tragic incident occurred on Tuesday night, adding to the ongoing security challenges in the Uturu, Okigwe/Umunneochi/Isiagu axis, spanning three states. This area has witnessed an upsurge in banditry and kidnapping for ransom, creating a serious security concern for residents.