Assistant Commissioner of Police identified as Egbe Eko Edum has been confirmed killed after he was attacked by some yet to be identified assailants in the early hours of today, Wednesday, December 2, along Murtala Mohammed Highway, in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the ACP was the Commanding Officer of No.73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, in Borno state before his untimely death.

It was gathered that Edum was said to be returning to Calabar to visit his family, when his vehicle broke down at the said location of incident, while he tried calling his family to come pick him up, he was attacked and hacked to death with axe.

Scene of incident

According to a Cross River based online news medium, Cross River Watch, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident said;

“That unfortunate incident is true, I just confirmed it now. He is an Assistant Commissioner of Police who serves in Borno State; he is not serving here. I think he was coming to see his family here in Cross River, he arrived Calabar as at about 1:am when the incident happened.”

When asked of his name she said “I learnt that they used axe on him. I don’t know his name; investigations will be launched.” She said.

LATE ACP EGBE EKO EDUM. The C/O 73 PMF MAGUMERI, BORNO STATE

Meanwhile, the vehicle is still parked at the middle of the road with blood stains as at the time of filing this report and his corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.