On Thursday Unknown gunmen assassinated a lecturer of the Department of Accounting, University of Calabar, Dr. Emmanuel Igbeng, by the entrance to his house in Calabar, Cross River State.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm at Asuquo Abasi Street, off Uwanse Lane in the Calabar-South of the metropolis, has thrown the university community into mourning.
This is coming barely one week after Igbeng was awarded his PhD degree at the 30th convocation ceremony of UNICAL.
An eyewitness, Magdalene Bassey, said the incident happened within split seconds as three gunmen came out from a waiting car while one of them shot the lecturer on his neck at close range.
She said, “They did not ask him any question, neither did they steal anything from his car. They just came and shot him in the neck before retreating to their waiting vehicle. They were three in number.”
He was rushed to the hospital were he was confirmed dead.