By Mecky Ikpe
Akwa Ibom State: A high value politician in Eket Local Government Area, ?Chief Eshiet Usung-Inwang was on Tuesday gunned down by two unknown gun men in his house, in Ikot Uso Ekong, Eket of Akwa Ibom State. A family source, who spoke in a quivering tone, and on condition of anonymity, said the gun men who were seen hanging and patrolling around the vicinity ?with motor bike suddenly accompanied him into his parlor as soon as he returned home from work around 6:30 pm only to riddle his chest and head with bullets.
?The men followed him into his parlor as visitors who were waiting for him on a good mission, only to pour out several bullets into his chest and head as soon as he asked them to seat down and present their case.??
The Eket Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Dike Uchechi, was immediately intimated of the tragic development which informed him to launch a police search team to comb the surrounding of Eket with road blocks in some major streets.
The deceased was later taken off his pool of blood by a police team to be deposited in the morgue of Immanuel General Hospital, Eket.
An impeccable source disclosed Chief Usung-Inwang who was a People Democratic Party ( PDP) leader in Eket chapter might have been killed in connection with some wrangling that ensued last week ?after a heated debate over the zoning of the Akwa Ibom State gubernatorial position to the Eket Senatorial District which has created a wide gorge among ?PDP faithfuls and other stakeholders immediately after the swearing-in of Chief ?Godswill Akpabio as governor of Akwa Ibom State.
In the last four weeks, there have been rival cult clashes between cult groups in Eket which have claimed more than 11 lives with some maimed and crippled for life over political differences. The police recently gathered some politicians with heads of the different cult groups in attendance and ordered them to call their boys to order. Eket has been turned into a mine field over acrimonious political differences since the inception of 2013.