Sources told The Nation that Ijei was shot dead by yet unidentified assailant, who left him in the pool of his blood afterwards. “Gunmen who probably trailed him to the scene opened fire on a silver color Toyota Camry. He and his driver died on the spot. We heard that huge sum of money was removed from the car, but nobody knows for certain,” a source said.
His supporters, The Nation gathered, have sworn to launch reprisals on those they suspect of having engineered the killing.
No fewer than six persons were killed in the area in the last couple of weeks in the latest upsurge of violence before the botched February 16 general elections.
Governor Okowa yesterday condemned in strong terms the killing of Ijei. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, he said he was deeply saddened by the development.
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