27 January 2011

Nigeria: 35-Year-Old Man Killed in Reprisal Attack

Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, was, yesterday, thrown into confusion, following the killing of a 35 year old man in a reprisal attack.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased died immediately after being clubbed by his assailants on the head.

According to a reliable source, the suspected assailants vented their anger on the deceased, whose name was given as Thomas, saying that he played a role in the arrest of their associate a fortnight ago by the police.

The source who pleaded anonymity, said the deceased was a driver of an 18-seater bus belonging to the suspected assailants' mother, adding, "two weeks ago, the deceased asked his mother to give him some money to set up a barbing salon but the mother refused. He then threatened to set his mother's house ablaze if his request was not granted.

"The mother because of the threat did not want to leave anything to chance, so she asked Thomas and some of his friends to prevail on the suspected culprit to desist from his planned line of action. The suspect was later arrested," the source added.

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