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Police Begins Manhunt As Gunmen Kill Businessman, Abduct Woman In Akwa Ibom

Police in Akwa Ibom initiate a manhunt following the killing of a businessman and the abduction of a woman by gunmen.

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Police in Akwa Ibom initiate a manhunt following the killing of a businessman and the abduction of a woman by gunmen.

The incident occurred as the businessman resisted abduction while returning from his farm, sparking a search for the perpetrators.

Commissioner of Police Waheed Ayilara of Akwa Ibom State has directed tactical operatives to apprehend armed criminals responsible for the killing of businessman Sylvanus Ukpong and the abduction of a woman traveling with him.

VerseNews gathered that Ukpong was gruesomely murdered while returning from his farm along Airport Road in Uyo, the state capital, as he resisted kidnapping.

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Police Public Relations Officer CSP Odiko MacDon confirmed the incident, stating that the CP has commiserated with the victim’s family and ordered an immediate investigation to bring the culprits to justice.

CP Ayilara assured residents of their safety, denouncing the isolated incident that tarnished the state’s reputation as peaceful.

“The Commissioner of Police, is very miffed about the ugly incidents and it’s just an isolated case to dent the image of Akwa Ibom State as one of the most peaceful States in the country.

“He has ordered discreet investigations to be carried out by the Police working with other sister security agencies, and has given assurance that in no distant future, those who committed such dastardly act will be fished out and punished according to the law,” the PPRO said.

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The Police Command warned criminals to leave the state or face stringent law enforcement measures to maintain peace for residents, tourists, and investors.

“By this, we are sounding a note of warning to any criminal element still nursing any sort of crime to be ready for any Police action or quit the State otherwise, firepower of security agencies will be unleashed on them for the State and the people to remain peaceful for tourists, investors and visitors,” MacDon stated.

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