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Ivara Esu Cultists attack motorcade of Cross River Deputy Governor

A policeman and driver were killed during the attack that happened on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

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Armed policemen guarding a procession

(Daily Post)

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Armed cultists have reportedly attacked the motorcade of Cross River State Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu.

Report says Esu had just ended a meeting when the incident occurred.

After dropping him off at his residence, his entourage proceeded to escorting other top officials to their homes when armed cultists attacked, killing a driver and policeman.

This happened on Thursday evening along Goldie Street, opposite the NNPC Filling Station, Calabar, the Daily Post reports.

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A source narrated the incident to The Nation saying, “After the executive council meeting at the Governor’s office in Calabar yesterday (Thursday), the pilot vehicle led others cars as they escorted the deputy governor to his house.

“After dropping him off, the vehicle proceeded to drop the security men in the vehicle in their houses. While they were driving along that Goldie Street axis, they ran into a traffic jam caused by a group of cultists operating in the area.

“The cultists, numbering over 20, were armed with guns and machetes. When the cultists descended on the pilot vehicle, they shot the driver and drove off with the car. The other people in the car scampered for safety.”

Irene Ugbo, the Police Public Relations Officer for the state confirmed the killings, stating that the stolen vehicle has been recovered.

Efforts are being made to apprehend the suspects involved in the attack.

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