An automobile technician identified as John Okon in the Abakiliki/Nanka axis of Mile 1 in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been killed.
He was killed by gunmen suspected to be cultists at about 8:55 pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, when he.was discussing with a lady in his car.
A source who pleaded anonymity told punch that the mechanic and his female company were still in the vehicle when about three gunmen arrived at the scene, shot him in the head and fled.
The source disclosed that before the gunmen fled, one of them returned to the scene to confirm if the mechanic was dead, as Okon sprawled in the car in a pool of his own blood.
“So when that happened there was confusion and serious panic in the area. People living there and those passing took to their heels,” the source said
The source said immediately he was shot, the lady scampered for safety.
The Commander of a local vigilante group, Diobu Security Service, Prince Amatari, who confirmed the incident said the mechanic was in a red Golf 3 car at Abakiliki by Nanka at about 9 pm when the assailants attacked him.
“Information available to us shows that John Okon was a mechanic whose workshop is at Illabuchi, while he resides at Iwofe. He was with a lady in the car when he was shot. And the place where he was shot has been his usual spot with the lady. The lady ran after he was shot,” he stated.