Killers suspected to be hired killers have ended the life of an officer of an indigenous pipeline surveillance company.
The victim, Indukakpo Ogede, who was killed in Bayelsa State, was attacked by three men who shot him twice in a hotel around Tamic Road in the Okutukutu area of Yenagoa on Sunday.
They were said to have entered the hotel and paid for three rooms where they lurked around to strike at their target.
Sources said that after they lodged, they went to the bar of the hotel to drink beer while waiting for their victim, who had gone out for an assignment to return.
Upon his arrival at about 7.45pm, the gunmen rushed towards him, shot him twice in his chest and lower abdomen, leaving him for the dead.
They were said to have sped away in an unidentified vehicle after shooting him.
Ogede, who hailed from Igbomotoru in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.
His corpse had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in the state capital.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bayelsa Command, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
He said the command had commenced an investigation into the murder of the deceased.