BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT : GUNMEN Wednesday night shot dead a youth at Abba street, by Illaboachi road, Diobu in Mile 1 area of Port Harcourt.
Eye witnesses said the gunmen drove in a jeep to where the victim sat with two other friends at about 9pm and opened fire on him. The assailants reportedly ensured he died before they disappeared.
The deceased who was simply identified as Suo held a loaf of bread when the gunmen shot him. Eye witnesses said the loaf of bread had splashes of his blood.
Vanguard gathered that Policemen later came for his corpse .
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad said he was yet to recieve information on the incident.
On Thursday’s morning, residents around the area came to the scene of the murder to see things for themselves.
Some who spoke under conditions of anonymity said the killing was likely cult related. ” it was like a cult problem. They just came for him and left when they were through with their mission”, they said.
It could not be confirmed if he was a member of any political party in the state.