Two gunmen in the early hours of Monday shot and killed a circulation representative of The Sun newspaper in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the Sun circulation office at about 10:25 a.m. in a motorcycle, killing the circulation rep, Mr. Fabian Obi.
The office, which is located at the old market road in Onitsha according an eye witness was said to be chaotic as people ran for their lives on hearing gunshots.
A Sun reporter who would not want to be identified confirmed the story to our correspondent.
He said: “They (robbers) have killed our circulation man and I’m rushing to the hospital where he was taken to. But I can confirm to you the incident happened and that our circulation rep is dead.”
Our correspondent gathered that the robbers after shooting Obi three times on the thoracic cavity took away money from his sales.
Confirming the incident to reporters in Awka, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, said the command was on the trail of the suspects, assuring that they must be apprehended and made to face the law.
While commiserating with The Sun Newspaper and the family of the deceased, she assured residents of protection of their lives and property.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Boromeo Hospital morgue in Onitsha.