By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo 

GUNMEN have reportedly killed one Mr Sylvester Ntefre, in his home at Ekparakwa, OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state on Sunday morning.

It was gathered that the hoodlums 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 sources from the area, the gunshots fired by the hoodlums attracted a good number of the youths of the community, who chased them.

It was gathered that before the youths arrived the residence of Ntefre, a former chapter Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), 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. 

An eyewitness told Vanguard, “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 Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko McDon, said he had not received official report regarding the incident, even as  he promised to speak on it once briefed.

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