Residents in Ughelli and its environs have lamented the incessant killings of innocents Nigerians by unknown gunmen in the area.
The killings, however, took a different dimension on Thursday night when gunmen suspected to be assassins killed in cold blood, the Ughelli branch chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Barr Austin Icheghe.
Eyewitnesses revealed that the incident happened around 9pm at the 14 Ekredjebor residence of the victim in the presence of his immediate family.
As at Friday morning, the pool of blood of the victim was still on the ground in his residence with sympathisers and family members mourning the dead and consoling the immediate family.
A niece of the deceased, Egunor Uviesa said her uncle was shot in front of his apartment while alighting from his vehicle after close of work.
She said: “As soon as he came down from his vehicle, they accosted him, and shot him on the head with the bullet damaging part of his face. He was immediately rushed to a private clinic here in Ughelli were he was confirmed dead.”

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