Reports have it that gunmen have killed a former Chairman of the Bayelsa State Butchers’ Association, Chibuzor Nwachukwu, in Yenagoa, the state capital.
According to The Nation, the gunmen suspected to be cultists, were said to have shot at Chibuzor on the head and shattered his brains in cold blood.
It was learnt that the assassins laid an ambush for Chibuzor in front of his residence on Ogilo Street, an area notorious for cult activities in the state.
He was reportedly returning home from the Swali Market at about 8pm on Tuesday when he ran into his killers.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said it was a case of assassination adding that the killers escaped with their victim’s shirt and his android phone.
He said: “He was already at the door of his apartment when some boys, who were hiding in the area shot him. They aimed at his head and shattered his brains. He was killed in an execution-like style, raising suspicion that it wasn’t a robbery attack.
“We don’t know the motive behind the killing. He was a former chairman of the butchers association and he left the office after some controversies. It has been long he left his office. So, we won’t say it was the dispute that led to his killing”.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and said investigations were ongoing to unmask the identities of his killers.