Unidentified armed men have killed an Assistant Commissioner of Police, identified as  Egbe Eko Edum, to death in Calabar,  the Cross River State capital.

It was gathered the victim was reportedly serving in No. 73 PMF Squadron, Magumeri, Borno State.

NEWSNAIJA learned that Edum was hacked to death around 1 am on Wednesday on the Murtala Mohammed Highway, close to the Pepsi depot in Calabar.

DSP Irene Ugbo, The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, who confirmed the incident, said Edum came to Calabar to see his family but arrived late at night.

The PPRO said, “He disembarked from public transport and 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.

Ugbo,  further stated “The deceased was an Assistant Commissioner of Police serving in Borno State,  he was not serving here. I think he was coming to see his family here in Cross River State; he arrived in Calabar around 1 am when the incident happened.”