Cult clash: One killed, retired police inspector injured in Akwa Ibom

Posted by News Express | 5 October 2020 | 898 times

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One man merely recognised as ‘Udo Mma’ has been reportedly killed throughout a recent conflict between rival cult teams Debam and Iceland which were terrorising Inen village in Oruk Anam native authorities space of Akwa Ibom State over the weekend.

It was gathered that the cultists had additionally attacked the compound of 1 retired police Inspector, an indigene of the world, recognised as Josiah Udoh and gave him machete cuts whereas members of his household fled on sighting the hoodlums.

Sources from the world disclosed to newsmen that Udoh, who determined to return to his village, in Inen Ikot Ndoh from Port Harcourt due to his ailing wellbeing might have been attacked for advising them (the cultist) to permit peace to reign in the neighborhood.

An eyewitness recognised as Mr Jim stated the retired policeman was frightened over the wanton killings perpetrated by the rival cult teams in his village and determined to strategy and beg them to cease the heinous act.

“For three weeks Inspector Udoh pleaded with them to cease the killings, that he can’t run away from his village as a result of his wellbeing circumstances. But as a substitute of the cultists to hearken to his pleas, they determined to maim him in his compound.

“When the hoodlums arrived at the policeman’s compound, his family members ran away. He (Josiah Udoh) was unable to escape because he has a stroke. So they gave him several machete cuts. They killed one young man “Udoh Mma”.

“There are other people in the village that they wounded. From what I heard they are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.”

Another eyewitness who pleaded anonymity stated the cultists left Inen village and moved in bike convoy to the following village chanting conflict songs forcing most of the residents to flee into the bush and by no means returned until the next morning.

“So many individuals haven’t been sleeping of their homes for concern of the unknown. The village has been abandoned. Today is Sunday and I’ve not seen any Church service maintain on this neighborhood due to that incident,” he merely narrated

The Police Public Relations Officer Mr Odiko MacDon, disclosed that three individuals have been arrested in reference to the incident. He added that Commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, has, nevertheless, ordered for an in-depth investigation to unravel the reason for cult clashes and killings in the neighbourhood.

“Three suspects have been arrested and they are going to be charged to court docket instantly. Right now as we converse, the investigation has been intensified within the space to fish out these behind the killings,” he stated. (Vanguard)

Source: News Express

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