A meeting of the Labour Party was allegedly disrupted on Sunday at Umuida in the Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State by about four armed men.
According to reports, the gunmen rode up on two motorcycles and began firing randomly into the air, scattering partygoers and engulfing them in flames as they did so.
The incident took place at two locations, Umu Aji and Nkwo Iyida, where party supporters were conducting meetings, according to a source who asked to remain anonymous.
The source voiced concern over repeated assaults on Labour Party members during meetings in Enugu State and suggested that they may have political motivations.
“We were at the meeting when four guys on two bikes arrived the venue and started shooting sporadically into the air,” the source told Vanguard.
“Everyone ran away, the ward chairman and others ran forgetting their car keys on the table. We noticed that the gunmen set some motorcycles and keke ablaze.
“They also drove away with a camry car. After a while, due to some configuration of the car, the engine stopped and the two guys came down, burnt the car before fleeing the scene.”
Spokesperson for the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, could not be reached for comments as he did not take calls to his phone line.