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Photos: Gunmen assassinate newly sworn-in Council Secretary in Akwa Ibom  

Some Unidentified gunmen numbering four yesterday,  killed the newly sworn-in Secretary of Ukanafu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Late Ime Atakpa was shot dead in his country home Ikot Udo Ubobo on Easter Sunday, April 16th. His wife, Imo, who disclosed this to newsmen said they went to Ukanafun for Easter service.

Before they left, he decided to check on some pigs in the farm at their backyard. While she and the children were in the house, she heard gunshots. When she tried to find the source of the gunfire, she saw four masked men walking away from the compound.

Spokesperson for the Akwa Ibom Police Command, DSP Chukwu Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen numbering four shot the late council secretary in the stomach. He died on the way to the hospital.

“The man was in his farm in Ukanafun LGA when four unidentified gunmen shot him” said Mr Ikechukwu.


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