Unknown Gunmen have killed a youth leader, popularly known as Mr. Paragi, and a lawyer, identified as Mr. Mfon Etukudo, in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Paragi, who hailed from Nkek village, was reportedly shot on Saturday at about 6pm at a barber’s shop at Nkek Urua Uko in Ukanafun.
Etukudo, from Idung Nneke village in Ukanafun was murdered also by a group of gunmen on Sunday.
A family source who did not want to be named, on Sunday, alleged that it was a leader of the rival cult group that asked his boys to eliminate Paragi to prevent the deceased from being a cult leader in the area.
According to him, the leader of the rival cult group also linked the killing of many people in the area to Paragi.
He said, “Paragi was the most popular youth leader in Ukanafun; he was very tough. Paragi was the leader of a cult group. The other cult group leader sent his boys to exterminate him so that he would not become a kingpin.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Akwa Ibom, Mr. Chukwu Ikechukwu, said the sad news had been confirmed by Ukanafun Divisional Police Officer.
He said the corpse had been recovered and deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )