Unknown gunmen have shot dead a leader of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Samson Sedi, who was the youth leader of the APC in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, was killed on Wednesday.

According to a source, the deceased, also known as “Power Remain,” died after he was attacked by suspected armed robbers at an NNPC mega station in Jattu.

The Edo State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed the incident, however, said investigation has begun.

He explained that a case of suspected murder has begun because the victim was not dispossessed of his belongings.

Kokumo said: “We are investigating a murder case. We are not investigating armed robbery. Nobody was dispossessed in this particular case.

“So, what we are investigating is murder and not armed robbery. We have set things in motion. Our men are out there and I assure you that, with intelligence-led policing, we will soon bring the culprits to book.”

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who condemned the killing, also ordered the arrest and prosecution of the killers.