Itiat Zion, a prominent Efik Master of Ceremonies and radio personality, was assassinated in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, by unidentified gunmen.
According to CrossRiverWatch, late Itiat Zion served as the anchor for large Efik traditional marriages as well as other events.
On Saturday, November 6, Zion was assassinated at a popular hotel along the Murtala Mohamed expressway, according to reports.
He was believed to be waiting by the roadside for a vehicle to take him home when his assailants attacked him and butchered him to death.
“The boys just came out from a vehicle and butchered him to death” a close source told CRW.
His colleague and popular Efik MC, Koko Dear, who went to pick his corpse at the morgue, said that the murder may be a case of mistaken Identity.
Late Zion, together with Koko Dear and others presented a popular Efik program, “Uwem Ye Ido” on FAD 93.1 FM Calabar.