By Aplefe Ojong
One person has been confirmed dead this morning at Mkpani, the home town of the former governor of Cross River State, Chief Clement D. Ebri.
CrossRiverWatch authoritatively gathered that the victim, one Roland was shot death by security personnel while attempting to scale the walls of Chief Clement Ebri’s house where election materials have been kept for the safe custody.
The other victim whose name could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report indicates that he was hit by a Hilux car belonging to the member, Yakurr 11 Constituency, Hon. Eteng Jona Williams at the entry to Mkpani, and the person is now receiving treatment in a medical facility within the area.
The hitting of the victim by Hon. Williams Hilux car in particular has sparked crises and serious tension in the Area leading to burning down of one house at Ajere, Mkpani, by an angry mob who thought the victim was crushed to death.
Our correspondent reports that the house of a former Deputy Editor with the Cross River State Newspaper Corporation, Chronicle, Mr. Hossana Ukonu has been broken into with a threat to burn it down, just as that of the former chapter Chairman of PDP in Yakurr, one Obomagbo has equally been broken into with the same treat to burn it down..
The two men who are both supporters of the LP candidate for the Yakurr 11 Constituency, Capt. Eno Utum Ina, have gone into hiding for their lives.
Meanwhile our correspondent reports that all the INEC personnel and materials are now safe in Chief Clement Ebri’s house which is currently being protected by heavily armed and fierce looking military men on duty.
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