Police officer killed by unknown gunmen in Calabar


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By George Odok

The Cross River Police Command has confirmed that one of its personnel, Sgt. Peter Ikwen, was killed on Saturday by unknown gunmen at Edgerton Street, Calabar.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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“I have just gathered that a police sergeant was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the early hours of today and his rifle was taken away by the assailants,” she said.

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

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