Police sources in Calabar, Cross River State have confirmed to www.calitown.com that person’s suspected to be armed robbers, in the early hours of Wednesday, in Calabar, attacked and killed an Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP Egbe Eko Edum, the Commanding Officer, 73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno State.
We reliably gathered that the deceased had travelled from Abuja to Calabar hoping to attend to pressing family issues when he was attacked on the Murtala Mohammed highway, shortly after alighting from the commercial vehicle he was travelling in. Matchet and axe wounds on the deceased body confirmed the gruesomeness of the attack that killed him.
“We were together in the Inspector General of Police’s office early this week where all Mopol commanders in the country had gathered for a tactical review of the #endsars protests – we joked about several things and there was no inkling in the air that our colleague was going to be robbed and killed. He has a house close to NTA Calabar and had alighted from the vehicle to go home when the robbers struck. You can imagine that he had travelled all the way from Borno and was robbed and killed metres away from his house in Calabar, it is so sad”, one of his colleagues in Abuja told us.
This robbery and killing further underscores the level of insecurity in Calabar with the state government clearly out of ideas with which to combat this ugly situation.
Contacted, Irene Ugbo, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, and Police Public Relations Officer, CRS, confirmed the robbery and killing when contacted.
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