A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and erstwhile chairman of the party in OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Sylvester Ntefre has been murdered.

The chieftain was murdered at his residence in Ekparakwa by some unknown gunmen who escaped leaving behind a Toyota Jeep used for the fatal operation.

A source told The Vent Republic that the incident occurred on Sunday around 8 am as they attempted to kidnap the former party chieftain in his compound.

According to an eyewitness, Mrs Sarah Williamson, the gunmen arrived at the residence of the deceased in a black jeep and dragged him outside while other members of the gang were shooting to scare neighbours.

https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.516.0_en.html#goog_2026858046 She said the sporadic gunshots by the armed men attracted the attention of the youths who raised the alarm against the gunmen, forcing the whole community to chase them.

She added that when the youths started to chase them, the gunmen had already kidnapped and taken the victim to a nearby bush where he was shot dead while members of the gang who were waiting in a standby black jeep abandoned it, ran out of the car and escaped through the bush.

“The community people came out and rolled the jeep away from that place after the gunmen ran away leaving the car behind,” she said.

It was gathered that the youths quickly searched the bush and discover the corpse of the party chieftain lying in the pool of his blood.

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