One person was shot dead by unknown gunmen, in the early hours of Thursday in Buguma, headquaters of Asari Toru local government, Rivers state.
Confirming the sad incident to newsmen, Caretaker Committee Chairman of the local government, Mr Sobomabo Jackrich, described the deceased, known as Godknows aka Babadiba, as a ‘compete gentleman by every standard’, adding that he couldn’t fathom why he was killed.
“Anybody who resides in Buguma knew this man. He was selfless, popular, a complete gentleman by every standard, I don’t know why anybody will do this to him,” he said.
“We appointed him Senior Special Adviser on Business Development to help strengthen economic life in the local government.
“This is a ploy by some persons to destroy the peace in our local government,” he added.
Jackrich said Police had stepped into the matter, appealing that they should uncover those behind the mindless murder.
A source who spoke under condition of anonymity said the deceased was allegedly threatened by some persons within the week, an issue he and many others dismissed as vain threat.
The source said nobody imagined that anybody could contemplate snuffing life out of the late Godknows.