Gunmen have shot dead a prominent member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) and his brother in Rivers State, south-eastern Nigeria, police told the AFP news agency.

The APC said that a council chairman of Andoni local government area and an ex-official member of APC Rivers State Executive committee were shot dead, reports the Vanguard newspaper.

The gunmen and the possible motive are unknown.

Analysts SBM Intelligence told AFP that 233 people have been killed in 67 incidents of election-related violence from last October to Friday. That is an average of two people per day