Gunmen Trail, Shoot Dead Vigilante Leader In Delta


There was pandemonium in Sapele, Delta State on Friday following the murder of the Zone 2 Vigilante Commander in the town, Victor Asikolo by yet to be identified gunmen.

Asikolo was reportedly shot dead at about 6pm on Friday around Okpe road, close to licensing office near Awolowo road junction.

According to a report, Asikolo was driving a Sienna car when suddenly a car double crossed him where he was shot severally by the assailants amidst screaming from onlookers along that route.

Tension was further heightened, as boys who were said to be loyal to him took to the street in tears and vowed to take revenge.

Members of the vigilante group were equally seen hitting the streets “they are just starting we won’t give up” one of the vigilantes who craved anonymity said, accusing cult boys of masterminding the crime.

Local residents reported that security agencies, including operatives of Police and Delta Hawk were on the ground to restore law and order.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in the state, Voke Ubuara, said they are sad with the development, saying that he was trailed and shot dead.

Ubuara further disclosed that for the past six to seven years, criminals in the town have found it difficult to use the waterway which is part of Asikolo’s jurisdiction.

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