- The murder of an unidentified man in Ado Ekiti in Ekiti by some gunmen on Monday, August 14, has left the state capital in serious panic
- The deceased man was shot dead by the unknown killers at the Okesa/Ojumose area of Ado Ekiti
- The spokesperson for the police command in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, said that he has not been briefed about the development by the division in Okesa
There was panic in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, on Monday, August 14, as another man was killed by unidentified gunmen in daylight.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reported that the killing of the man, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, came barely three days after a close ally of former governor Segun Oni, Bunmi Ojo was assassinated in Ado Ekiti.
Witnesses said the man was shot at a junction close to the end of the newly constructed overhead bridge at the Okesa/Ojumose area of the ancient town around 5:30pm.
According to the witnesses, the victim, who was said to be a passenger on a commercial motorcycle, popularly called Okada, was allegedly pursued to the area where he was later killed by his assailants.
NAN reported that the killers who also came to the scene on another Okada, ordered the operator of the commercial motorcycle conveying the victim to stop at the spot where he was killed and sped-off immediately they achieved their aim.
However, the assailants spared the operator of the Okada. The body of the shot passenger had since been moved to an undisclosed hospital by sympathisers who felt he could still survive, as he bled profusely.
The incident led to sudden closure of many shops in and around the Bisi Market located close to the area by their owners, even as many residents who either witnessed or got wind of the killing hurriedly left for their homes.
When contacted, spokesperson for the state command, Caleb Ikechukwu, told newsmen that the command was yet to be briefed by the divisional police officer of the Okesa division. He promised to speak on the attack as soon as he got information about the incident.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Bunmi Ojo, in Ekiti state had been killed.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ojo, who was the former special assistant to ex-governor Segun Oni was shot dead on Friday night, August 10, by unidentified gunmen.
He was reported to have been killed around a football viewing centre in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
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