By Ene Asuquo
Again, unknown gunmen launched yet another attack on the road killing two persons on the spot and kidnapping all passengers in the vehicle
The attack happened at Iwuru, Biase axis of the road, while a white coloured chattered vehicle, traveling from Ogoja to Calabar was, attacked abandoned on the road. Video footages from eyewitness show gory scenes and victims lying down helplessly.
One of the eyewitnesses, Anoh Doris, allegedly explained: “We were lucky to have heard gunshots from afar. We had to park by the road with other vehicles for over 45mins before those squad came. I think one person escaped cus we saw a man running out of the bush with torn clothes”.
When contacted, the Cross River state police command, CP Balarabe Sule, confirmed the attack. He said the attack involved 7 persons and that the police has waded into the matter.
“Seven people where inside the vehicle, including two policemen. The people who were shot were people who just came out of the road, two people were shot dead. Then the two policemen who were also in the vehicle hurriedly ran into the bush.
“Three passengers where taken hostage by the Armed men, who eventually were rescued by the police that same yesterday night, after the police herd about the attack and swung into action.”