Tension and fear gripped residents of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti capital, on Thursday as unknown gunmen shot and killed a man whose identity was yet to be ascertained.
The state police command confirmed the incident, saying its officials had launched an investigation to unravel the perpetrators of the crime.
An eyewitness, however, revealed that the victim was a motorist driving in his car before he was shot.
“The deceased was in the car and the vehicle conveying the gunmen had hit his car at the back.
“The deceased then alighted from the car to complain over the reckless driving not knowing they were armed robbers and the daredevil bandits opened fire on him killing him instantly,” he said.
According to him, the hoodlums after shooting the motorist fled the scene at top speed.
The source said that the incident occurred at the busy Ajilosun area of the city.
“The incident, which created panic among the residents of the area, happened directly adjacent the popular Tosin Aluko Ado/ Ikere Ekiti Motor park at Ajilosun.
“The deceased was shot in the head and stomach by his assailants,’’ he said.