PDP Primaries: Two Policemen Shot, One Killed In Cross River

By Damilare Adeleye

Unknown gunmen have reportedly shot two policemen at the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party’s House of Representatives primaries in the Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The primary election is to choose the flag bearer of the party in the 2023 general elections for the Obudu/Obanliku/Bekwara federal constituency.

According to reports, the rescheduled primaries were billed to hold at a school, Handmaid’s International Nursery and Primary School along hospital Road, according to Cross Rivers Watch.

One of the policemen, who was at the main entrance identified by his colleagues as Martins Mbang died on the spot after he was shot while the other who was at the rear has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

It was learnt that supporters of some of the aspirants were protesting for unknown reasons and opened fire on the policemen.

Several shots were fired for about six minutes which were said to be tense.

They were eventually chased away while the PDP members strategised on what to do next.