By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
Unknown gunmen Saturday shot dead, one Alhaji Jubril, a popular cow dealer in Bayelsa State.
Jubril was reportedly killed at about 1pm, alongside three of of his employees, along the usually serene Bayelsa Palm road in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
Though the motive of the assailants could not be immediately ascertained, a source who accompanied victims’ corpses to the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa said the cow dealer was shot within the premises of his private abattoir.
“The gunmen invaded the place this afternoon and shot him. He is a household name because he is the highest supplier of cows in Bayelsa..
” The gunmen also turned to his boys and killed three of them. It is a sad development. But we are calling for calm because the incident is fresh and required thorough investigations”, the source said.
He said the motive behind the dastardly act would be uncovered by security agencies during their investigations.
He insisted that only investigations would reveal the identities of persons behind the incident adding that there was no need to panic.
Though the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, could not be reached, a senior police personnel confirmed the incident.
He said the Alhaji and his boys were sitting and chatting in one of the huts within the abattoir premises when the gunmen struck.
The police officer who spoke anonymously, said details of the ugly development was still sketch.
He explained that immediately after the shooting, the gunmen fled the scene.