A gang of armed robbers on Sunday killed a police inspector, Ebri Ogban, during an operation along Otop Abasi Street in Calabar, Cross River State.
Ogban, who was attached to the Operations Department in the state command headquarters in Calabar, was said to be on his way home when the incident occurred.
An eyewitness said the victim (Ogban) was shot before the policemen sent to the area arrived.
He said, “The police inspector was not with the team that were sent to quell the robbery operation. He died on the spot.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Our men in the control room got distress calls that armed robbery were operating on Otop Abasi Street in Calabar Municipal Local Government Area and its environ.
“He (Ogban) did not know that armed robbers were operating around the area. He was shot by the robbers twice and he died on the spot.”