Elder Eno David Unanam, 70, a legendary choir master in Qua Iboe Church, Ikot Akpa Idem in Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom State has been killed by some unidentified persons believed to be members of a cult.
Unanam who is the latest victim of a series of attacks in the area is said to be living alone in his deserted compound where he was killed.
His corpse was found on Wednesday in his compound.
One Etim from the village who refused to mention his full name narrated: “The relatives of the man had fled the compound for fear of their lives, but the deceased lived alone in the compound. When a kidnap kingpin was arrested Tuesday in another village, he said that he killed two persons in the village that day.
“This morning, we summed up courage and went to the compound. On reaching there, we discovered his corpse in his lonely room. The corpse has been taken to mortuary for embalment.”
It was reported on Tuesday that a 50-year-old father of three from the same village was killed by unidentified gunmen.
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It was gathered that Imoh Etuk was shot by the hoodlums at about 7:48 a.m. while he was returning from his farm to pick some produce.
An indigene of the community, who spoke from his new location in exile, Friday Eyo, said: “Some gunmen have killed one Imoh Etuk from Ikot Akpa Idem in Ukanafun Local Government Area. He ran to Usung Atiat, the neighbouring village where the wife’s family lives.
“He went home to pick some food items from his farm. They intercepted and shot him dead. Nobody lives in Ikot Akpa Idem anymore. The village is now desolate.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Odiko O. MacDon, when contacted by newsmen, said he was yet to be fully briefed on the incident by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Ukanafun.