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Gunmen assassinate market chairman in Delta after a third attempt on his life

Gunmen assassinate market chairman in Delta after a third attempt on his life - Gunmen assassinate market chairman in Delta after a third attempt on his life

The chairman of Udu Harbour Market, in Udu council space of Delta state, Freedom Odiete, has been shot useless by suspected assassins.

It was learnt the tragic incident which occurred Sunday was the third try by hoodlums to take his life.

Odiete, who was popularly often called Opito, was ambushed in Ekete Neighborhood by Cross-and-Cease Junction, alongside the DSC Expressway within the council space.

Witnesses stated he was driving his Pathfinder SUV when the assailants struck.

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He was reportedly shot on the left hand however managed to flee.

Nonetheless, the hoodlums trailed him to the place he had taken refuge alongside close by Orhuwhorun highway and shot him repeatedly.

In keeping with sources, simply final week, the deceased survived the same assault.

Findings reveal the assault could also be linked with disagreements on possession of the Udu habour market by youths of Ovwian and Owhase communities in Udu LGA.

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“That is the third time gunmen have gone after him. I used to be two poles away once I heard the gunshots renting the air. When the gunshots subsided we rushed out solely to see that it was Opito (Freedom Odiete) that was killed. He was attacked final week however God being so form, he survived it.

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“We learnt that Owhase and Ovwian communities had been having problems with Udu Habour Market. He has been receiving threats from some individuals over the problem,” a supply claimed.

Stories indicated the late chairman had insisted management of the market wouldn’t be divided alongside group line.

He was additionally alleged to have been attacked final 12 months.

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