Some men suspected to be armed robbers have shot at and killed a security guard in a Delta State community, sparking fear among residents.
A security guard whose name is still to be revealed, has been shot dead by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of today at the Pickup Garage, Amai Junction in Obiaruku Community, headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was reported that the Suspected armed robbers also burgled some shops and carted away mobile phones and other accessories worth millions of Naira.
The gruesome murder of the security guard who is from Hausa has thrown the community into confusion with many afraid of who might be next.
The Obiaruku Divisional Police Officer declined comments on the matter but a source within the police who craved anonymity confirmed the report saying, ”The Security guard was gruesomely murdered. We will do our best to get the culprits, I assure you.”
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the report just as he assured that investigation is on to bring the perpetrators to justice.
In recent times, commercial motorcycle operators have been robbed and dispossessed of their bikes and other valuables in Obiaruku while the perpetrators of the heinous crimes remain unmasked.