Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has been killed.
Gulak was reportedly dead by gunmen in Owerri, the Imo capital.
Gulak was reportedly heading to the airport when the assailants attacked him and shot him on the spot.
Gulak was trailed from his hotel room to the spot where he was killed.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Imo Police Command Bala Elkana confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
“He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took an irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified, and shot at Ahmed Gulak,” the police spokesman said in a statement.
The Commissioner of Police in the southeast state Abutu Yaro has directed “a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators.”