A Peoples Democratic Party executive and leader of Ahoada West Legislative Council, Ekele Chikobi has been killed by unknown gunmen in Rivers State.

Chikobi was riding in a convoy while returning from a campaign rally on Thursday when he was attacked along Emohua road.

He was shot dead in the head alongside other party faithful. Reports have it that some PDP members were also abducted by the gunmen.

Eye witness account had it that the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers operating along Elele/East-west road ambushed and riddled the bus conveying the deceased and others with bullets.

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The witness said Chikobi died on the spot while other occupants of the vehicle sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said the whereabouts of the other occupants of the vehicle that fled are still unknown.

Rivers State Police Command Public Relation Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni has confirmed the incident.

He said investigation has begun.

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