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Gunmen kill ex-PDP leader in Akwa Ibom

Former chapter Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Sylvester Ntefre, has been killed by gunmen in his home at Ekparakwa, OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

The assailants reportedly stormed Ntefre residence around 8a.m. on Sunday in a black Jeep, they dragged him outside from his house and escaped with him through the bush.

According to Vanguard, sources from the area, said the gunshots fired by the hoodlums attracted a good number of the youths of the community, who chased them but before the youths arrived the residence of Ntefre, the kidnappers had escaped with him into a nearby bush, where they eventually shot him dead.

Some members of the gang who were waiting in the Jeep, abandoned the vehicle and also escaped through the bush.

The aforementioned publication reported that an eyewitness said, “And when the youths were searching the bush for the kidnappers in order to rescue Chief Ntefre, they discovered the corpse in a pool of blood.

“The community people came out and rolled the Jeep away from that place.

“I don’t know where they took it (vehicle) to. But the only thing that I am sure is that the kidnappers ran away leaving their car behind.”

However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko McDon, said he had not received official report regarding the incident

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