Breaking: Cultists Set Police Station On Fire in Akwa Ibom

Breaking: Cultists Set Police Station On Fire in Akwa Ibom


Cultists suspected to be members of the combating Dbam and Iceland confraternities on Monday night burnt down a police post at Inen Junction, Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Hoodlums from the said groups have, during the last five months, terrorised the area, killing and maiming members of the communities around the area.

It was gathered that  policemen posted to the  sub station known as ” Inen Ekeffe police post”  absconded from their duty post in the wake of cult related violence in the area, leaving the hoodlums  to engage  in daily  reprisal attacks .

It was further gathered that the heavily armed  cultists usually  overpower  the police,  killing and maiming  members of rival gang and  innocent people in the community .

Speaking with newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, Mfonobong Okorie, a member of the community said the cultists numbering over 30 on Monday evening barricaded the community road between Faith Tabernacle Church, Inen Ikot Etim and the gate of Al Madal construction company where they snatched two motorcycles belonging to one Udeme Atanong and Ndifreke, respectively.

“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 “

Continuing , Okorie said after some hours, the cultists regrouped and moved towards  Inen Junction where they  burnt down the police sub station while  chanting war songs ”

He recalled that  the cultists went beserk when  an Elder was shot during vestry prayer  in the church  and a retired police Inspector was maimed in the same community   Both victims are currently eceiving treatment now in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

 

(Independent)

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