Gunmen have killed Victor Lucky, vigilante commander of Sapele town in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.
Lucky was said to have been ambushed by about five gunmen with AK-47 rifles after leaving venue of the burial ceremony of mother of a former Commissioner for Youths, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi.
The assailants drove a tinted SUV and shot him several times at close range.
The incident caused tension in the town as businesses and vehicular activities closed immediately.
Confirming the incident, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said nine persons have been arrested in connection with the killing.
He added that investigation was still ongoing.