By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins have reportedly shot a man identified simply as Mr Frank Nikoro dead, close to Water Resources junction along Warri Sapele road, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the incident occurred on Friday morning. January 15, 2021.
Sources said that “the deceased (Mr Frank Nikoro) is the immediate younger brother to Chief Ernest Nikoro.
According to another source who does not want his name mentioned, “the deceased, Mr Frank Erhiyovwe Nikoro was murdered by unknown gunmen. He was killed on the 15 January, 2021 at about 2pm.
“The incident happened at the front of Stanbic IBTC Bank (one way turn) going to Water Resources junction along Warri Sapele road.
“The matter was reported to Enerhen Police Station.
“It was as if he was trailed by assassin’s, because he parked his car in front of the bank and came down all for the assassin’s to came down from their car with riffle and try to force him to enter their car so he tried to run, immediately they shot at him at close range and he died immediately.
“We are suspecting his Caterpillar business partner, but, we are still doing our personal investigation to be sure.’
When contacted for comment, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya could not confirm the incident as she said that, “Maybe the incident was not reported.” PPRO said.