Gunmen Invade Akwa Ibom Commissioner’s Country Home, Kill 3

Unknown gunmen killed three persons when they invaded the country home on Sunday of the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udo Ekpenyong.
The killing is coming two days after a similar incident where armed men riding a motorcycle shot dead a policeman and two other persons in a filling station in the local government area.
The police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the latest incident, said that the commissioner’s younger sister was among those killed by the gunmen.
Elkana said the gunmen who rode on a motorcycle shot and killed the woman inside the commissioner’s country home at Ikot Oku Usung village in Ukanafun Local Government Area .
Two more persons were killed elsewhere in the village as the gunmen fired indiscriminately while on their way out , Mr. Elkana said.
“The Commissioner is safe,” the police spokesperson said. “I’m not sure he was in the house when the incident happened.”
He said the police were investigating the incident and that he couldn’t give out more information in order not to jeopardise the investigation.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Zubairu Muazu, is said to be in Ukanafun to assess the situation in the area.

Author: News Editor

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