By Ochuko Akuopha

OLEH—A security guard attached to a hotel at Irri community, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, was reportedly shot dead by unidentified gunmen.

It was gathered that the security guard, whose identity could not be ascertained as at press time, was killed as he tried to prevent a gang of robbers from gaining entry into the hotel premises.

Sources said the guard, an elderly man, was shot after he was tied by the hoodlums, who gagged him.

Though the operation of the hoodlums was said to be unsuccessful, a source, who sought anonymity, said the guard died from severe gunshot injuries he sustained before help could get to him.

Efforts to reach the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Oleh Division were fruitless, but a senior officer confirmed the incident.

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