Unknown Gunmen Kill Four In Delta Community As Fear Grips Residents

Unknown Gunmen Kill Four In Delta Community As Fear Grips Residents

By Owen Àkeñzua, Asaba

 Four persons have been reportedly gunned down in Sapele at a time all thought peace had been restored in the town.

The killings took place in the mornings of Wednesday when some unknown gunmen stormed a boutique along the Mission Road by Lexi Junction, killing the owner of the boutique, his sales girl and two others.

The victims were identified as Alhaji Bello, a business man who specialises in buying of trycycles and motorbikes for youths on a “balance-and-take arrangements.

The other victim were identified as Mr. Matthew Ekiopa Eroso, owner of the boutique, Miss Blessing, his sales girl and Hon. Bigha Grikpa, Deputy Legislative Leader of Warri North Local Government Council.

An eyewitness account had it that Alhaji Bello and Hon. Grikpa were not the target of the attack, but happened to be at the scene when the unknown gunmen stormed the boutique.

All efforts to reach the Local Government Chairman, Hon Eugene Inoaghan, and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Harrison Nwanbueze, to comment on the killings  proved abortive.

But the Police Public Relations Officer In Delta State, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident disclosing that investigation was ongoing with a view to ensuring that the people involved are brought to arrest.

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