A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akwa Ibom State, Sir S J Ntefre has been shot dead by suspected assassins, in Ekparakwa.
The gunmen were said to have attempted to kidnap the PDP chieftain at about 8:00am on Sunday, which the later shot him in the process.
The hoodlums who were said to have come in a black jeep, shot sporadically into the air to scare away neighbours which also attracted youths who raised the alarm and started chasing the hoodlums.
An eyewitnesses who recounted the incident said: “By the time the youths started to chase the kidnappers , they had already abducted the party chief into the nearby bush and shot him severally while some members of the gang who were waiting in a standby black Jeep abandoned it, ran out of the car and escaped through the bush.
“Community people came out and rolled the vehicle away from that place. I don’t know where they took it but I am sure they ran away leaving the car behind.”
The body of the party chieftain was later discovered in a bush lying in the pool of his blood.
Police spokesperson in the state, SP Odiko Mcdon said, “We have not received any report on this, I’ll communicate you as soon as I am briefed,” he said.