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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Some unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed the chairman of Udu Harbour Market, in Udu council area of Delta State, Freedom Odiete.

The Nation learnt that the incident which happened on Sunday, was hoodlums’ third attempt on his life.

Mr Odiete, popularly known as Opito, was ambushed in Ekete community at a Cross-and-Stop Junction, along the DSC Expressway in the council area.

He was reportedly shot in the left arm, but managed to escape.

The hoodlums, however, trailed him to where he took refuge along nearby Orhuwhorun Road and shot him repeatedly, witnesses said.

Sources said that the attack may be connected with the disagreements over the ownership of the Habour Market by youths of Ovwian and Owhase communities.

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Police spokeswoman Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident, adding that the suspected assassins were being trailed.

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