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Wedding guest killed, another injured as gunmen attempt to kidnap Akwa Ibom lawmaker

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed a wedding guest and injured another while attempting to abduct the member representing Esit Eket/Ibeno in the Akwa State House of Assembly State, Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident occurred at about 7pm on Thursday, November 4, at Idung Ikpetuen in Uquo community of Esit Eket local government area where the lawmaker had joined other guests for a traditional marriage ceremony.

According to report, the gunmen shot severally as they unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap Hon. Akpanusoh.

A guest, Raphael Emmanuel was caught in the chest by the bullet and died on the spot while one other person is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

while investigations are ongoing.

The lawmaker, who confirmed the incident said the heavily armed men attempted to abduct him as he was about entering his car after the traditional wedding ceremony.

Akpanusoh thanked God for protecting and bringing him safely out from the ugly situation while praying for the repose of the soul of the young man who died in the process.

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