There was panic at the Ajilosun area of Ado- Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Thursday, as gunmen reportedly shot and killed a yet to be identified man commuter, the New Nigeria Newspaper has reported.
The incident, according to eyewitness occurred around 6.15am when the man said to be driving along Ado-Ikere highway was shot.
The incident, which caused confusion to the residents of the area happened in front of the Ado-Akure motor park.
The deceased was shot in the head and stomach by his assailants.
As at 9am when journalists visited the scene,the man was still in the pool of his blood.
He was later evacuated by the police at Ologede police station and taken to the morgue of the Ekiti State university teaching hospital, Ado- Ekiti.
A source at the scene of the incident said: “The deceased was in the car and the vehicle conveying the gunmen hit his car at the back at that spot.
” The deceased then alighted from the car to complain over the reckless driving not knowing they were armed robbers and the daredevil bandits opened fire on him and he died immediately”.
The perpetrators were said to have left the scene on top speed.
The men of the National Union of Road Transport workers (NURTW), who reported for work had to flee the environment to prevent being caught in the web of indiscriminate arrest.
As of the time of filing this report, many residents of the area are still apprehensive that police could make arbitrary arrests.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu confirmed the incident.
The police spokesman said: “we have got report about the killing and our men have swung into action.
” We are yet to know the identities of the deceased but investigation has begun into the killing “,he stated.