“The man and his family were harvesting cassava when they were attacked by Usumutong people,”
A FATHER, Oti Ato and his son, Sunday, were on Saturday murdered in Ebom in Abi local government area of Cross River State.
The grandson of late Ato, Michael, narrowly escaped death but not without bullet wound.
DAILY POST reported that the Village Head of Ebom, Chief Sunday Obite disclosed that three persons are still missing, as the headless body of the victims have been recovered with the help of soldiers deployed to the communities.
“The man and his family were harvesting cassava when they were attacked by Usumutong people,” he alleged.
The grandson, who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital, in Itigidi, Abi local government area of the State, due to bullet wounds he sustained, said he saw them cutting off his grandfather and his son’s heads.
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“They even made the wife, Eliza Oti, watch while they beheaded her husband and her son and asked her to take the message to her people.
“We were believing that since soldiers are present, peace had returned but we have been proven wrong once again,” he said.
The Police Command in Cross River, Calabar, confirmed the incident, noting that the state Commissioner of Police Austin Agbolahor had deployed men in the force to maintain law and order, the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo confirmed to newsmen on Sunday in Calarbar,
“We are aware of the killing and the Commissioner of Police has deployed men to the area and the community leaders have also been invited to meet with the Commissioner for further deliberation. For now, the area is calm,” she stated.
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