Just In: Police Station In Akwa Ibom State Burnt Bown By Cultist
The police station in the Inen community in Oruk-Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been burned down by alleged cultists.
Topgistportal gathered that the incident was the latest rivals were clashes, killings and terrorism supposedly committed by Iceland and the Dbam confraternities.
Further research reported that the clash between the cult groups resulted in the deaths of no less than 60 people, while hundreds of locals had fled their homes.
It was confirmed that the police at the Inen Ekeffe station fled away during a confrontation on Monday night between the two opposing parties.
An eyewitness, Mfonobong Okorie said,
“They also barricaded the community road between Faith Tabernacle Church, Inen Ikot Etim and the gate of Al Madal construction company where they snatched two motorcycles.”
“Residents who wanted to visit their houses to obtain food items and rush back to their settlement camps in neighbouring villages were trapped in the bush while the hoodlums molested and maimed anybody passing on the road,” Okorie said.
Okorie added that hours later, the cultists regrouped and moved towards Inen Junction where they burnt down the police sub-station at about 7 pm chanting war songs.
Okorie said a former councillor’s house was destroyed by the cultists.
Police spokesman Odiko Mcdon confirmed the incident, saying the burnt building was a dilapidated structure rented as an outstation.