Gunmen suspected to be assassins on Thursday evening ambushed and killed the chief architect in the Works and Physical Planning unit of the Cross River University of Technology , Bassey Ekpenyong Inyang.
An eyewitness revealed that the suspected assassins had arrived in a bus and parked close to the home of the former Secretary of Calabar South Local Government .
The unsuspecting non academic staff also known as Bachang drove into the arms of the assailants who gunned him down , said the eyewitness .
“ As he arrived at his home at Airport Road , Anantigha area of Calabar South , the gunmen came out from the bus, shot and killed him on the spot.
“ They also snatched the phone of his wife before they escaped , ” the eyewitness narrated .
The Public Relations Officer in charge of the Cross River State Police Command , DSP Irene Ugbo, when contacted , confirmed the incident.
“ The man and his wife were coming back from church when some people in a bus close to his house waylaid and attacked them . No arrest has been made . We are investigating the incident.
“ However , we had a breakthrough this morning. We arrested two robbery suspects with a locally made pistol in Calabar South . They are currently in our custody . We are waiting for the DPO of Efut to transfer the case to State CID ,” she said