Pandemonium in Asaba as masked gunmen in tricycle shoot bread seller, leave him in pool of blood

Pandemonium was let loose on Thursday as a middle aged man who sells bread along the popular Nnebisi road in Asaba was at about 6.30pm shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Eyewitnesses say the gunmen posed as if they wanted to buy bread, called the deceased to bring bread, thereafter pushed knife into his stomach, before pumping bullets into his head, leading to his immediate death.

It was also gathered that they came in a tricycle and were heavily masked to avoid being identified by people around the area which is heavily populated by bread sellers reports that after the murder, the decease was left lying in the pool of his blood on the road thereby causing traffic jam along the popular Nnebisi road in Asaba.

Also, the residents and the traders around the area hastily packed up, locked up their stalls and fled for fear of being attacked by gun weilding cult boys.

The eye witnesses, who spoke to on condition of anonymity said that the assailants came in a tricycle, shot the man on the head at close range and fired sporadically into the air to scare people and fled the scene.

They said the decease popularly known as A’Boy was married and had a child, they also suspected that it was a rival cult group that unleashed the mayhem on the man.

It, however, took the intervention of the police patrol team from the state police command who were immediately alerted to restore normalcy in the area before taking the body away in a van.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Andrew Aniamaka said they have not been briefed on the incident as the time of filing this report.

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