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Attempted Assassination of Sampson Akpan

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The Government of Akwa Ibom State condemns in very strong terms, the attempted assassination of Mr. Sampson Akpan, the Presenter/Producer of Politics Today/Akwa Ibom Today in Uyo yesterday by unknown gunmen.

This attempt came on the heals of repeated threat messages to the Presenter in recent times.  This barbaric act is suspected to be masterminded by political opponents who are against the efforts of Mr. Akpan in highlighting the uncommon developmental strides of the present administration in the State.

We wish to state categorically that the safety of life and property of its citizens remain a top priority.  The present administration would therefore not succumb to intimidation and blackmail by miscreants and enemies of progress.

We therefore call on all citizens to be alert and report all suspicious elements to security agents for appropriate action.   Citizens and residents are equally advised to remain calm and go about their lawful duties as Government is poised to protect all and sundry at all times.