Gunmen killed a young man identified as Moses Thompson Akpan Ntia popularly known as “Ekpeowo” on Sunday in the Ekeffe border community between Ukanafun and Oruk Anam local government areas of Akwa Ibom State.
The incident happened at the Ekeffe bridge construction site along the road linking Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ikot Akpan Afaha in Ukanafun local government area.
An eyewitness pleaded anonymity and said, the victim was washing his motorbike in the stream where the bridge is been constructed when the two men arrived with their motorcycle pulled out a gun and shot the victim who died on the spot.
“The guys arrived from the Ukanafun axis of the road and shot the victim. Blood oozed out from his head and nose and died in a pool of his blood.
“They sped off immediately while others who were bathing around the uncompleted bridge site scampered for safety.”
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Oruk Anam local government area Hon Kingsley Frank said soldiers have been deployed to the area to maintain peace among the residents.
“I have invited a combined security team to protect the area and all the residents to check the influx of people into the area.
“The corpse has been deposited in the mortuary pending investigation into the murder case,” he said Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom state Police Public Relations Officer SP Odiko Mcdon could not respond to calls and text messages sent to his phone.