An officer of the Nigeria police, ACP Egbe Edum, has been axed to death after the car he traveled in broke down on the road on Wednesday (December 2, 2020) in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
The slain officer, ACP Egbe Edum was returning to see his family in Calabar from his duty post in Borno state before he was killed in the night by unknown assailants.
The police officer was said to have been attacked with a machete and killed around 1 am, along Murtala Mohammed Highway by Pepsi, in Calabar, after the commercial vehicle he travelled in broke down on his way returning from Borno to visit his family.
Police spokesperson said late Edum decided to walk while expecting his wife to pick him up and was attacked and killed along the road.
His attackers, whom the police suspect to be “one-chance robbers,” landed multiple machete cuts on his head and other parts of his body before he died.
ACP Egbe Eko Edum, until his death, was the Commanding Officer of No. 75 Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron, Magumeri, Borno State.
Late Egbe Eko Edum, an indigene of Cross River state, served in Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria but his family lived in Calabar.
Confirming the death of the Assistant Police Commissioner, DSP Irene Ugho, State Police Public Relations Officer further revealed, “I just confirmed it now. He is an Assistant Commissioner of Police who serves in Borno State; he is not serving here.”
“I think he was coming to see his family here in Cross River, he arrived Calabar as at about 1am when the incident happened. I learnt that they used axe on him, investigations will be launched,” DSP Ugho said.
DSP Ugho assured the public that Calabar is still very safe and that investigations were ongoing on the matter. She said Edum’s killers will be fished out and brought to book in due time.
Investigations into the killing of late ACP Egbe Edum is carried out by the Nigeria police command in Calabar.
Late Edum’s corpse has been deposited at the mortuary pending the outcome of the investigations.