A son-in-law of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Goodwill Edward, is now lying critically ill in hospital.

He was shot by unknown gunmen at his residence in Calabar on Friday.

Edward is the Special Adviser on Youth Affairs to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River.

Edward, who hails from Abi local government area of Cross River State, married Jonathan’s daughter in a very lavish and publicized wedding in 2014.

Police Commissioner Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the incident although he said the matter is yet to be officially reported to the police.

He also said the Friday attack was the “third or fourth” attempt on Edward’s life.

“They attempted him. This should be the third or fourth time that this thing is happening.”

State authorities have begun a man hunt for the suspects while security levels within Calabar have been raised.