Unidentified Gunmen Attack Cross River Secretariat, Injure Accountant

Unidentified Gunmen Attack Cross River Secretariat, Injure Accountant

In a disturbing incident on Wednesday, an accountant employed by the Cross River Ministry of Education was shot near the old Government Secretariat close to the Government House in Calabar. The assailants targeted the victim after trailing him from a bank, where he had gone to make withdrawals.

The accountant, wounded in the thigh, was pursued by two gunmen to his office complex within the secretariat. There, the assailants shot him at close range before forcefully seizing the bag containing the withdrawn money.

SP Irene Ugbo, the spokesperson for the state Police Command, confirmed the incident, emphasizing that the victim was expeditiously transferred to the Naval Referral Hospital for urgent medical attention.

Expressing concern over the incident, Ugbo stated that the police were actively pursuing the armed robbers, believed to have followed the victim on a motorbike.

Recent observations suggest a surge in motorbike-related robberies within the city, adding to the urgency of addressing the rising trend. Authorities are working to enhance security measures and curb such criminal activities in the area.


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