Governor Okowa’s Aide Assassinated

Governor Okowa’s Aide Assassinated. PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse NG

The Special Assistant to the Delta state Governor on Youth Development, Lawrence Ijeh has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ekpan community, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.

According to NAN, that Ijeh, fondly called Ngozi, was said to have been killed on Friday night, inside his Toyota Camry Car with registration number: EFR 965 SN in Ekpan.

The deceased was found in a pool of his blood on Saturday morning – which was supposed to be Nigeria’s general election day.

The incident is causing panic in the community as security operatives have taken over the area to maintain law and order.

NAN also reports that shops in the area have remained closed out of fear.

Contacted, Innocent Akpotedja-Adjenughure, the Ekpan Community Chairman, confirms, “Yes, Ngozi was assassinated yesterday; no details yet.”

ASP Oriseweje Chuks, the Acting Police Public Relations (PPRO) in Delta when contacted, says, ”I am still investigating the matter; let me reach the DPO in Ekpan and get back to you.”

Similarly, Patrick Ukah, the Delta Commissioner for Information and Charles Aniagwu, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, both say they had yet to get details on the incident.

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