Gunmen axe Assistant Commissioner of Police to death in Calabar

One Mr Egbe Eko Edum, the Commanding Officer of 73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno state, with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police has been axed to death in Calabar, Cross River State capital by unidentified gunmen.

The attack occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, at about 1: am along Murtala Mohammed Highway by Pepsi, Cross River Watch reports.

The Assistant Police Commissioner who was serving in Borno State was returning to Calabar to visit his family when his vehicle broke down on the Highway.

However, while he tried calling his family to come and pick him up, he was attacked and hacked to death with an axe.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the development.

She 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” .