Gunmen kill two soldiers, abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom
Gunmen killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate at a road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom today Thursday July 18th.

The yet-to-be-identified expatriate engineer, who works with Al Madal Construction Company, was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe, and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road project when the gun-wielding men struck.

An eyewitness, Friday Idiok, said the soldiers were killed while escorting the expatriate on routine inspection of the road project.

“The gunmen also escaped with the soldiers’ guns and took the expatriate to their hideout. Everybody here is in panic. We do not know what the government will do in this matter,” Mr Idiok said.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Akwa Ibom police command, Odiko Macdon, told newsmen that investigations into the incident has commenced.
“We have received information about the unfortunate dastardly incident at the road project in Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe leading to Ukanafun. We are working with our sister agencies to identity, arrest and prosecute those involved”, police spokesman said.
Meanwhile thre remains of the soldiers have been deposited in the state morgue.
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