Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Three dead in fresh Abia, Akwa Ibom boundary clash

At least three persons have been feared dead and four others abducted in a renewed boundary violence on Friday, January 22, 2021, between Usaka Uko in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State and Nkari in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

It was gathered that the crisis occurred when some suspected Usako Uko youths allegedly invaded the Nkari homes, shot and carted away their motorcycles.

The latest crisis comes after a similar incident of August 2020 where about 11 persons were allegedly killed and scores injured.

Speaking with the leadership of the Civil Liberties Organisation led by its chairman, Franklyn Isong, a former councillor in Nkari Ward 4, Benjamin Akpan described the invasion as devastating.

“Last Friday which was our market day, our attackers laid ambush and killed our people. They killed my younger brother, even the other of my relative with her husband. We found their corpses this morning. I’m sure they both went to the early market

“Four persons who were said to have passed the road could not be found as I’m speaking with you now. Maybe they were abducted because we have not seen them. The issue is beyond our community. How can we be living in perpetual fear in our father’s land?.