An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Egbe Eko Edum, has been hacked to death in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Edum, who was serving as the commander of 73 police mobile force squadron in Magumeri, Borno State, was said to be on his way home in Calabar when he was attacked by the assailants.
The incident reportedly happened along Murtala Muhammed highway in Calabar, around 1am on Wednesday.
According to reports, he was hacked with axe and his body was left on the road.
IThe Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said Edum had come to see his family but had arrived at a late hour.
“He dropped off from a public transport and had called his wife to pick him up before he was attacked by the unknown men.
“We are investigating the incident and the family has recovered the body from the scene of the tragic incident. He is not serving here. I think he was coming to see his family here in Cross River, he arrived in Calabar at about 1am when the incident happened,” she said.