Vigilante commander shot dead in Delta


The vigilante Commander of Sapele town in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, Victor Lucky, has been shot dead.

He was reportedly killed around 7 pm on Friday at Okpe Junction, a few meters away from police and military checkpoints.

It was gathered that Lucky was ambushed by gunmen numbering about five with AK 47 rifles, after leaving the venue of the burial ceremony of a former Commissioner for Youths, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi’s mother.

The incident caused tension in the timber town as businesses and vehicular activities closed immediately.

Confirming the incident to The Nation, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, said nine persons have been arrested in connection to the killing.

He added that investigation is still ongoing.

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