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Gunmen Kill 3 In Akwa Ibom

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By Bernard Tolani Dada, Uyo –

Gunmen yesterday attacked the residents of Obong Udo Ekpenyong, commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs  and Elder Aniekan Akpan, immediate past commissioner for Education at Ikot Okusung, Ukanafun LGA.

It was gathered that  the hoodlums attacked  their residents destroying valuables while three lives were reportedly lost in the process.

According to an eyewitness  one of the   Ekpenyong sisters (a Teacher), a barber and a family member were reportedly shot dead during the attack.

Residents of the community were said to have fled into the bush following the sporadic gun shots fired by the gunmen

As at the time of filling this report, the names of the victims were yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, Men of the Force are currently manning the volatile area to ensure calm. Hence, Urua Affiong Market junction which leads to Ikot Okusung is currently on a siege by  security operatives.

The  state police public relations officer Bala Elkana who confirmed the attack said the  state Commissioner of police  has visited the scene of the crime adding that investigation has commence to unravel the cause of the attack.

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