There was pandemonium Thursday morning, following the alleged assassination of a community leader in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State,
The deceased, Mr. Osita Agina, News Echo correspondent, gathered was reportedly shot dead by unknown gunmen who had alighted from a motorcycle, shooting him on a close range before taking off.
It was further learnt that the deceased who was feared by the indigenes of the community, was a police informant.
“He drove in SUV and was assassinated in the vehicle while he was with a friend in front of a garden on the Oba/Nnewi Old road,” a resident said.
Another source who pleaded anonymity said: “Two men on a bike shot him and he died on the spot. He thought they wanted to greet him, not knowing they wanted to take his life.”
Oba Divisional Police Officer (DPO) confirmed the incident but declined further comments. He instead referred our reporter to the police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed.