The vigilante chairman of Jeddo community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State has been killed by gunmen.
According to PUNCH, the gory incident took place at Oil Junction in the community at about 2 am on Friday, 20 August, when some suspected gunmen attacked the vigilante leader.
It was gathered that the deceased vigilante chairman had received a distress call from an unknown caller to the effect that some hoodlums were operating in the oil field junction area.
Consequently, the vigilante chairman quickly drove from his house to the crime scene, sources said.
It was, however, alleged that the invading gunmen asked the vigilante chairman to put off his torchlight on his arrival at the scene, which he allegedly refused to do. He was shot multiple times by the gunmen.
The gruesome murder has reportedly led to a protest as all roads leading to the axis were said to have been barricaded by angry youths while an urgent town hall meeting of all residents has been summoned by the leader of the community.
The rowdy scene later drew security operatives, including army personnel and officials of Operation Delta Hawk, who were sighted trying to quell the situation.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said that investigation to unmask the killers of the vigilante chairman is ongoing.