JUST IN: One Dies in Shoot-Out at APC Secretariat in Cross River

0

At least, one person has been confirmed dead after a shoot-out between unidentified gunmen at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The incident was said to have occurred late Thursday after the senator representing Cross River Central in the National Assembly, John Owan-Enoh, had just finished consultations with stakeholders of the party over his governorship ambition.
The victim, a student of the Federal College of Education in Obudu, was said to have been sitting in the front of his house when the stray bullet hit him in the head.
It was learnt on Friday that the victim, whose name could not be ascertained, died shortly after he was rushed to a medical facility in Obudu.
A hospital source, who identified himself as Baron, said the victim was shot in the head and in the abdomen with about three bullets, adding that another person also sustained bullet wounds.
He said, “The victim could not manage it because he was shot in the head and it scattered the brain. He died shortly after he was rushed to the hospital. For the other man, the bullet just brushed through, so he didn’t need to be admitted, so he just left.”
Trouble was said to have started when some suspected thugs tried to stop the senator from carrying out his consultation but the move was stoutly resisted.
Obudu is the hometown of Governor Ben Ayade.
An eyewitness at the APC secretariat, Mr. Macaulay Upan, said, “Some youths in Obudu had tried preventing Owan-Enoh, a sitting senator, from carrying out his consultation but they met stiff opposition by the security personnel attached to the senator.
“The youths came in and I can’t say for sure what caused the problem, but a few shots were fired and the youths retreated only to return and a shoot-out ensued. It was during the shoot-out that someone raised an alarm that the student had been shot in front of his house,” he said.
Spokesman of Senator Owan-Enoh, Mr. Mr. Kelvin Ijo, said the problem occurred after the senator had left the venue, adding that there were earlier attempts to deny the senator entry into Obudu, but it failed.
“Some people did not want him (Owan-Enoh) to enter Obudu for reasons best known to them, but he eventually entered and carried out his consultation. When he left, some people descended on the APC secretariat and burnt it.


How You Can Get Updates Regularly 
✔️ Enter Your Email To subscribe 🇳🇬

✔️ Like/Follow Our  Facebook Page 
✔️ Join our Telegram Channel 

2021 Massive Recruitment At First Bank Of Nigeria Limited For Graduates



Recent Posts

Recent Jobs

From Ejes Gist Nigeria

The views expressed in this article are the writer’s opinion, they do not reflect the views of the Publisher of EJES GIST NIGERIA. Please report any fake news , misinformation or defamatory statements to ejesgist@gmail.com

For Publication and Advert Booking Call +2347033247217  or email ejesgist@gmail.com

 

Most Trending Post

Latest News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.