FROM CHRIS ANUCHA, PORT HARCOURT
A lecturer at the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State, Dr Vincent Eebe, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
He was killed at 4pm, Thursday, at Birabi Memorial Grammar School(BMGS) Bori, as he was returning from work. Also shot dead alongside Eebe was a lady he picked at BMGS.
Saturday Sun gathered that the murdered lecturer, who was the Head of Department(HOD) General Studies of the school, was shot on the arm but he managed to escape from the scene of the attack and drove towards his community, Yeghe.
It was gathered that he drove into Anglican church in Yeghe, holding his battered arm, unknown to him that his assailants were still following him.
As he fell on the field, groaning, the gunmen came there and shot him severally, finally killing him on the spot. The attackers also shot the lady with him, but she was rushed to the hospital, since she didn’t die on the spot. However, it was at the hospital that the lady gave up the ghost.
Reacting to the assassination of the lecturer, who taught French Language at the Polytechnic until his death, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) condemned the attack in strong terms.
The President of MOSOP, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, made the condemnation in Port Harcourt yesterday, through a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the Movement, Fegalo Nsuke.
MOSOP called for immediate investigations into the killing, and urged the Police to ensure that the perpetrators of the act were brought to justice.
Part of the statement reads: “MOSOP considers this sustained tendency of killings as most unnecessary and unfortunate, as it has no way resolved our peculiar disadvantaged circumstance but had painted Ogoni in bad light and destroyed the gains of our collective struggle for justice.
“On several occasions, MOSOP has advised our people against allowing Ogoni to be a theatre of killings and violence, as the implications and effects are borne by Ogoni and Ogoni alone.
“We thus passionately call on the police and all security agencies to investigate this recent incident with a view to bringing the culprits and their sponsors to justice.”
The state Police Command has confirmed the killing. Its Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Mr. Ahmad Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) told Saturday Sun that the matter was being investigated.