Abia State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Ken Nwosu, was shot on Wednesday night by yet-to-be -identified gunmen.
The incident, according to the police, occurred along Umuajata-Amakamma Road on the outskirts of Umuahia , the state capital city.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Geoffrey Ogbonna, who confirmed the incident, explained that the commissioner was driving home around 8.05pm when the incident occurred.
It was learnt that the commissioner was overtaken by the gunmen in a Toyota Camry car, who immediately opened fire on him on the lonely road.
Ogbonna said, “The gunmen started shooting at him and bullets tore through his body to the intestines. They continued shooting indiscriminately before escaping.”
Asked whether the assailants were assassins, kidnappers or robbers, the PPRO said, “From the look of things it was obvious they had a hidden agenda as they did not bother to remove any thing from him or collect his car. However, investigations will unravel their real motive.”
The police said no arrests had been made, but pleaded with members of the public to volunteer any useful information that might help security operatives track down the attackers.