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Police in manhunt for killers of two A’Ibom brothers

A week after the murder of two brothers in Nnung Iyoho, Afaha Offiong, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, police say they are closing in on the killers.

The brothers, Enefiok Micheal Etuk aged 70 and Ebongeti Micheal Etuk, 50 were on February 29, were murdered in cold blood, in their residence at about 11:00pm by yet unknown assailants.

Eldest brother to the victims, Mr Ime Micheal Etuk, who escaped death by whiskers, narrated how the assailants invaded the family house, killing his younger siblings, one physically challenged as they also stabbed the wife of the 50 year old deceased who is nursing a baby.

Etuk said “From my room, I overheard my 4th brother, the one physically challenged, calling for help, shouting that they were about to kill him. This was about some minutes to 11:00 pm, and the whole chaos ended in five minutes.

“His door was forced open. I heard the wife lamenting ‘you have stabbed the baby’ Ebongeti. My 4th brother was dragged out of the room and killed in the backyard close to the kitchen, his head smashed.

“Then, my second brother was dragged out through the window and killed also. In the heat of that chaos, crying for help, I escaped into the bush, and I spent the night inside the bush till dawn.

“Around 6.00 am, I came out of the bush, went to my second brother’s room and called him, but he didn’t answer. As I turned to his window, I saw his wrapper and as I moved further, I saw his corpse in a pool of blood.

“I went to the family head of Nung Etukakpan, and reported the incident. That is how people started coming here to witness the scene of the incident. I also complained to my extended family head, Obong Nnah Ikpe.”

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed, “No arrest has so far been made, but the Commissioner of Police (CP), Waheed Ayilara, has ordered discreet investigation, we are closing ranks and will soon catch up with the culprits.”

The community has been thrown into confusion, mourning the killing of the two brothers by unknown, raising fears about the worsening insecurity in the area.

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