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Unknown gunmen invade Cross River Secretariat, shoot accountant

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An accountant with the Cross River Ministry of Education was shot on Wednesday after gunmen followed him to the old Government Secretariat, near Government House, jn Calabar.

The accountant, who was shot in the thigh, was followed to the secretariat from a bank where he had gone to make some withdrawals.

The two gunmen were said to have followed the victim to his office complex, where they forcefully snatched the bag containing money from him after shooting him at close range.

According to SP Irene Ugbo, a spokesperson for the state Police Command, who corroborated the report, the victim was promptly transferred to the Naval Referral Hospital for medical assistance.

Ugbo decried the incident, saying that the police were already on the trail of the armed robbers, who were alleged to be following the victim on his motorbike.

It was discovered that the city has recently seen an increase in motorbike robberies.

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