Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Udoh Ekpenyong, and his family were until 6am Sunday enjoying the weekend.

Their rest was however interrupted by sporadic gunshots.

Suspected assassins stormed their residence in Ikot Oku Usung village, in the Ukanafun Local Government Area of the Akwa Ibom state, killing his younger sister and two others.

The gunmen were said to have gone into the village compound of Ekpenyong and shot dead his younger sister, whose name had yet to be ascertained.

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According to a source, a barber and one other person were killed by stray bullets while the gunmen were fleeing the community.

“After the gunmen left the commissioner’s house, they went to the residence of a former Commissioner of Education, Matthew Akpan. But they did not find anybody in the compound, so they left,” he added.

It was learnt that the hoodlums entered into the community on motorcycles.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the attack.


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