There was palpable tension in Ughelli town of Delta State on Tuesday as gunmen shot dead a generator mechanic, Kelvin Asaboro.
The incident occurred at Uduerhe Street by the Palace of the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, HRM. (Dr.) Wilson Ojakovo Oharisi III.
The gunmen also shot four other persons during the robbery operation which lasted for a few minutes.
It was gathered that the gunmen trailed a traveller from the Otovwodo motor park axis to the area, robbed and shot the victim(traveller) before they killed the deceased as well as injured others.
The remains of the deceased have been evacuated to the morgue but the indigenes and other residents of the area especially youths burnt fire and blocked the entrance to the area.
Their grouse was that there were no security operatives to apprehend the gunmen for them.
It took the swift intervention of the president of the community simply identified as Shokare to calm all aggrieved nerves.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the report in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri saying, “Yes, it’s true.”