Wedding guest killed, another injured as gunmen attempt to kidnap Akwa Ibom lawmaker

Wedding guest killed, another injured as gunmen attempt to kidnap Akwa Ibom lawmaker

The legislator (left) a wedding guest who has passed away (right) When gunmen suspected of being kidnappers attempted to kidnap the member of the Akwa State House of Assembly representing Esit Eket/Ibeno, Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh, a wedding guest was killed and another was injured.
The event happened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, in Idung Ikpetuen in Uquo community of Esit Eket local government area, when the politician was attending a traditional marriage ceremony with other guests.
  The lawmaker arriving the wedding venue According to report, the gunmen shot severally as they unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap Hon. Akpanusoh.
A guest, Raphael Emmanuel was caught in the chest by the bullet and died on the spot while one other person is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. The matter has since been reported to the police who have placed surveillance on the affected Community while investigations are ongoing.
Confirming the incident, the lawmaker said the heavily armed men attempted to abduct him as he was about entering his car after the traditional wedding ceremony.  He thanked God for protecting and bringing him safely out from the ugly situation while praying for the repose of the soul of the young man who died in the process.

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