Gunmen have killed the councillor representing ward six in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Mr Karma Agagowei.
He was said to have been attacked and shot at around Opolo area of Yenagoa, the state capital, while returning from the ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday.
It was learnt that one person, who was with the deceased in a commercial tricycle at the time of the incident, was also attacked with machetes by the hoodlums.
The late Agagowei was among 105 councillors who were elected at the local government council election held in August last year.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, said he was “awaiting details” of the incident.