BREAKING: Gunmen shot man dead in Ekiti
A middle-aged man was reportedly shot to death in the Irona area of Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, by unknown assailants.
It was learned that the incident took place on Thursday around 6:00 p.m.
Globalgistng Nigeria is aware that two masked gunmen reportedly shot and killed the deceased, whose identity is still unknown, while he was driving a Toyota Corolla in the Irona area of Ado-Ekiti.
Eyewitness accounts suggested that the gunmen, dressed in black, appeared suddenly from the road leading to the Federal Polytechnic on a motorcycle.
According to reports from Globalgistng Nigeria, the assailants waved down the moving victim and fired several shots into his chest at close range.
It was said that the attackers dragged the victim’s lifeless body out of the car and left him on the main road before fleeing.
Pandemonium ensued as commuters, roadside vendors, and bystanders fled for safety amid intermittent gunfire following the incident.
A witness also said that the gunmen opened the car after killing the man and took a black bag they thought was full of money before leaving the scene.
Talking on the issue, a side-of-the-road dealer in the space who longed for namelessness, said the casualty was pursued to the area and was attempting to arrange the traffic circle when he was held somewhere near the weighty traffic nearby and was hindered by the thought aggressors.
In addition, a middle-aged man who merely went by the name Paul related that the victim tried to flee the area but was stopped by the heavy traffic there before being shot by the motorcycle-riding suspects.
“As he attempted to maneuver the roundabout in haste, the man already knew he was being pursued. However, traffic congestion held him back,” he stated.
He went on to say that the man was killed just three days after a similar incident in the area.
The victim’s remains had been moved by members of the Ekiti State Police Command’s Anti-Crime Unit to the morgue of the State Specialists Hospital in Ado-Ekiti as of the time this report was written.
Mr. Sunday Abutu, a Superintendent of Police DSP and Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that the matter had been received when he was contacted by phone.
He claimed that he had not yet been properly briefed on the subject.
Abutu explained that police from the Command’s Anti-Crime section have been sent to the area to keep things under control.