Gunmen kill lecturer in Rivers
Unidentified gunmen on Thursday murdered Dr. Vincent Eebe, a lecturer of the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic in River State.
The lecturer was shot several times by his assailants along Bua-Yeghe in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Eebe, a senior lecturer and the Director of Industrial Training of the polytechnics, Bori, was shot dead by suspected assassins on his way home from the polytechnic.
It was learnt that Eebe was heading back to his Port Harcourt residence before he was bracketed at Bua-Yeghe.
A community source, who gave his name simply as Henry, said that the victim was trailed by his killers from his office.The source pointed out that when the victim noticed that acar was trailing him, he immediately ran out of the car in his bid to escape an attack.
It was gathered that when Eebe raced out of his car, the hoodlums ran after him and shot him several times and waited to ensure that he was dead before they drove off.
The source revealed that the remains of the victim have so far been deposited in a mortuary in the area.
“The man was coming back from the school where he lectures before some unknown gunmen followed him. As he noticed that the people behind him were after him, he stopped and ran out of his car. The boys followed him and fired several shots at him.”
Reacting, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed the killing of the polytechnic lecturer.
Muhammad explained that the slain lecturer was together with some people when four armed men trailed and shot him at Bua Yeghe at about 4.20pm
He said, “The report we heard was that he was trailed. Four armed men operating in a green Toyota Camry shot at them at Bua Yeghe along Bori Road.”
The state police spokesman, however, added that investigation had since begun with a view to apprehending and bringing the killers to justice.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has condemned the assassination of Eebe.
MOSOP President, Mr. Legborsi Pyagbara, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Friday, expressed shock at Eebe’s death and called for the immediate investigations into the killing.
Pyagbara called on the police to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to justice.
“MOSOP considers this sustained tendency of killings as most unnecessary and unfortunate as it does not in any way help to resolve our peculiar disadvantaged circumstance but has painted Ogoni in bad light and destroyed the gains of our collective struggle for justice.
“On several occasions, MOSOP has advised our people against allowing Ogoni to be a theatre of killings and violence as the implications and effects are borne by Ogoni and Ogoni alone.
“We thus passionately call on the police and other security agencies to investigate this recent incident with a view to bringing the culprits and their sponsors to justice,” Pyagbara said.
SOURCE: THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER