Barely a week after the Rector of a Polytechnic, Dr Idongesit Nana Udom, was abducted by unknown gunmen in Ukanafun local government area, the secretary of Ukanafun Transition Committee, Mr Ime Atakpa, was today morning assassinated.
Confirming the incident, the Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chukwu Ikechukwu, stated that the incident happened at the piggery farm when the slain PDP chieftain was taking care of his pigs.
According to the police spokesman, Mr Atakpa was shot in the stomach by four unknown gunmen who stormed the farm using motorbikes.
He noted that the state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel and the state Police Commissioner had visited the scene of the incident and the family of the slain PDP elder.
He said that the force was working tirelessly to apprehend the assassins.
On the abducted Polytechnic Rector, he said there was no clue at the moment, assuring that the suspects would soon be arrested as the force has since put machinery in motion to rescue the victim.