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Gunmen attack accountant with Cross River Ministry of Education

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Gunmen suspected armed robbers on Wednesday shoot an accountant with the Cross River Ministry of Education. He was trailed to the old government Secretariat near Government House in Calabar.

The accountant, who was shot on the thigh, was trailed to the secretariat from a bank where he had reportedly gone to make some withdrawals.

The two gunmen were said to have trailed the victim to his office complex where they forcefully took the bag containing money from him after shooting him at close range.

Police spokesman in the State, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was immediately rushed to the Naval Referral hospital for medical attention.

Mr Ugbo condemned the act, adding that the police were already on the trail of the gunmen who were said to trailed the victim on motorcycle.

The city has recently witnessed a surge in robbery attacks on motorcycles.

 

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