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Gunmen trail, kill motorist in Ekiti



Some gunmen on Thursday killed a motorist in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The assailants were said to have caught up with the man in his car around the Irona area of the capital city.

Sources, who preferred to be anonymous for fear harassment, said the gunmen trailed the man and attacked him when he got stuck in traffic.

A source said, “It was as if he knew he was being trailed going by the manner he drove to that point but his assailants caught up with him in the traffic congestion, when he could no longer move.

“The gunmen, who were dressed in black dragged him out of the car to the ground. They shot him dead. They carried a sack from his car and zoomed off in their car. Nobody can say exactly what the bag contained whether money or another thing,” he said.

Another source, who added that the deceased was macheted by the attackers said, “I cannot say whether the killers were armed robbers or cultists. But to me, it looks more like cult-related.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, noting that investigation has commenced.

“We got the information and investigation has commenced to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those that perpetrated the act.

“The Commissioner of Police is enjoining anyone with useful information concerning the incident and/or other ugly incidents within the state and how the perpetrators could be apprehended to approach his office or the nearest police station,” Abutu said.

The police spokesperson said that the body of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue.

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