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Killing of PDP Chieftain Confirmed By Police In Akwa Ibom State

The killing of Chief Bassey Emah, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State has been confirmed by the State Police Command.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Uyo, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon said “We received a report that gunmen killed Emah,’’ 

Emah was shot dead on Sunday.

The police spokesman further revealed that investigation into the killing had begun and gave the assurance that the perpetrators would be fished out to face justice.

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“Investigation is ongoing; in no distant time, I believe that the perpetrators will be brought to book,’’ Macdon said.

Reacting, Sen. Bassey Akpan (Akwa Ibom North-East), in a statement, urged the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

Akpan, who is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources Upstream, described the killing of Emah as “one killing too many.’’

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“Without leaning on any conspiracy theory, I hereby charge the security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, do all within their powers to unravel the circumstances surrounding the needless killing,’’ he said.

The senator regretted that the killing of Emah would deprive his family of sustainable means of livelihood.

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