Breaking: Well-known Nigerian radio presenter hacked to death (photo)

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A well-known Nigerian radio presenter was hacked to death. 

Itiat Zion, a prominent Efik Master of Ceremonies and radio host, was assassinated in Calabar, the capital of the Cross River state, by yet unidentified gunmen.

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The late Itiat Zion was a key figure in big Efik traditional marriages and other important events during his life.

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On Saturday, November 6, Zion was reportedly shot and killed at a popular hotel along the Murtala Mohammed expressway, according to information received by our correspondent.

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He was alleged to have been waiting by the roadside for a vehicle to take him back home when his assailants emerged from a passing vehicle and butchered him to death.

He was butchered to death, according to a close source who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of the crime.Itiat Zion

When , a popular and coworker, went to pick up his body from the morgue, he speculated that the murder may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Late Zion, in collaboration with and others, hosted a popular Efik radio programme, “Uwem Ye Ido,” on FAD 93.1 FM Calabar, which was broadcast nationwide.

Meanwhile, Zion’s friends have resorted to social media to express their sorrow.

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