Nigeria: Police Launch Manhunt for Perpetrators of Brutal Murder of A’Ibom Brothers

Nigeria: Police Launch Manhunt for Perpetrators of Brutal Murder of A’Ibom Brothers

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
In the wake of a heinous crime that shook the community of Nnung Iyoho in Afaha Offiong, Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, law enforcement agencies have intensified efforts to apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the cold-blooded murder of two brothers, Enefiok Michael Etuk, aged 70, and Ebongeti Micheal Etuk, aged 50. The tragic incident occurred on February 29, sending shockwaves through the neighborhood and sparking concerns about escalating insecurity.

Narrating the chilling events, the eldest brother of the victims, Mr. Ime Michael Etuk, recounted the harrowing ordeal in which he narrowly escaped death. He described how unknown assailants invaded their family home late at night, unleashing a wave of violence that claimed the lives of his younger siblings. Amidst the chaos, he managed to flee into the nearby bush, where he sought refuge until dawn.

Ime Michael Etuk vividly recalled the haunting cries for help from his physically challenged brother as he was mercilessly attacked. The assailants, wielding deadly weapons, dragged their victims from their rooms and subjected them to a brutal assault. Tragically, both Ebongeti Micheal Etuk and another sibling met a gruesome fate at the hands of their assailants, leaving behind a trail of devastation and grief.

The local authorities, led by the Commissioner of Police, Waheed Ayilara, have launched a thorough investigation into the incident. Despite the absence of any arrests thus far, the police have assured the public of their commitment to apprehending the culprits and bringing them to justice. The community, reeling from the shock of such a senseless act of violence, has come together in mourning, grappling with the profound loss and grappling with heightened concerns over security.

As the search for answers continues, the tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for enhanced security measures and community vigilance to prevent such atrocities from recurring. The untimely deaths of Enefiok Michael Etuk and Ebongeti Micheal Etuk have left an indelible mark on their loved ones and the entire community, underscoring the fragility of life and the imperative of safeguarding against senseless violence.

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