Unknown gunmen killed engineer Michael Ebirien-Agana in the community of Agana, in the local government area of Andoni, Rivers State.
It was gathered that Ebirien-Agana, who is said to be a staff member of the local government council, was ambushed along the Igbo-Etche road by armed men as he returned home between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, November 20.
There are reports that the gunmen dragged him out of his car, shot him dead and left. He was rushed to hospital by Good Samaritans where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.
State Police Command spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident on Monday, November 23, said efforts were underway to arrest his killers.
Meanwhile, friends and community members have taken to Facebook to mourn her death. One Gogonte Obediah described the late engineer as a patriot and a lover of people.
“Yesterday was indeed a sad day for Andoni LGA. As a people we are deeply sad and very confused,” he wrote.
“We have lost one of our best brains, a patriot, a lover of the people, a motivator and a mobilizer.
The genius Michael Ebirien Agana was a good man. I loved it when I started out as a Youth Star of Anglican Youth Fellowship Nig. Uncle Mike was one of the AYF leaders to be reckoned with. Uncle Mike and the likes of Brother Anthony Waribo now Chief Uruk, Mr. Barth Nengia, the late Wilcox Ngbowa (then AYF President), Brother Bethel Pious now (a priest), Gogo Ubulom and many more have made my entry into the popular Anglican youth The scholarship is worth it, “
“Mike died a violent death, shot dead by the enemy. We pray to God to guide the police to find the people behind his gruesome murder. We need justice and the wicked must be made to taste it. bitter repercussion of the water of justice. Rest upon Sir. “