June 20, 2024

Ebikimi Okoringa, an aide to the Executive Governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson has been assassinated today by gunmen suspected to be hired-killers.

Okoringa, who was recently inaugurated as a Special Adviser to Governor Dickson was shot dead at his hometown in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state around 10pm on Monday.

According to a source in the community who does not want his name in print, Okoringa was ambushed close to his house and his assailants fired him immediately he came down from his car.

“They waited for him under the cover of darkness. Immediately he alighted from his car and walked towards his door, they released the first bullet,” the source said.

He said the killers made sure that their victim was dead before they left him and fled the area.

Though it has yet to be ascertained the motive behind the dastardly act, the incident was said to have jolted other cabinet members.

Spokesman for Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, could not be reached for his comments.

His mobile phone indicated that his line was unreachable.

 

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