A source who spoke to a SaharaReporters correspondent on the phone said Mr. Pirisola was "gunned down" in the early hours of today.
"He was killed in the early hours of today (Friday) at about 3:00 am while returning from a branch of Celestial Church Of Christ at Ilutuntun in his hometown," the source said.
The source further said the tenure of the deceased and the chairman of the local area witnessed "bloody violence".
A police officer in the town also confirmed the news to SaharaReporters.
"Yes, he was assassinated by yet to be identified gunmen and his body has been deposited at the Okitipupa General Hospital.
"We (Police) have begun our investigation into the murder case by interrogating members of his family, " the officer said.