Gunmen kill police officer in Cross River, cart away rifle

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A police officer, Sgt. Peter Ikwen, has been killed by unknown gunmen at Edgerton Street, Calabar.

This was confirmed by the State’s Police Command which noted the incident happened on Saturday.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Irene Ugbo, said; “I have just gathered that a police sergeant was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the early hours of today (Saturday) and his rifle was taken away by the assailants,” she said.

She disclosed that investigation has begun with a view to unravelling those behind the act which, she described, as condemnable.

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