A portable cop was killed, while a police officer shot a defender of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), recognized as Imo John Udo from Ikot Edem Udo in an assault on Essien Udim Council of Akwa Ibom State yesterday.
This followed, as a few people were additionally dreaded dead during a weapon fight at the Ini Council Divisional Police Station about 4:30a.m.
The Guardian discovered that speculated fear based oppressors attacked the region with bikes and promptly started shooting at the police headquarters.
Observers said the activity kept going a few minutes, as men of the Police Quick Intervention Unit (QIU) with their Ikot Ekpene Area Command partners went up against them in a weapon duel and killed a suspected IPOB part, who they said was in basic condition with horrible odds of endurance.
When reached, the Akwa Ibom State Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Macdon, affirmed the assault, saying security agents were on top of the circumstance.
In the mean time, the Midim Community in Essien Udim Council has blamed security agents for terrorizing and badgering of its kin over supposed connections with IPOB.
The people group, notwithstanding, praised the state government for starting the transition to disinfect the local area of IPOB’s withdrawal plan, yet bemoaned that the technique being sent to accumulate insight was defective.
A delegate of the local area, Victor Udom, who talked with writers in Uyo, yesterday, said as opposed to look for knowledge from basic partners, security agents decided to accumulate insight from those he portrayed as “one-sided, wicked and politically impacted sources.”
Udom, who talked in organization of five town heads making up the Midim Community, said such one-sided insight gathering had made the sanitisation practice ineffective, prompting captures and terrorizing of guiltless individuals, leaving the genuine hooligans.
“We recognize late endeavors pointed toward freeing the territory of IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) secessionist invasions, fear mongers and scoundrels presently assuming control over the state and we extol the exertion of the Joint Task Force (JTF) by security organizations and can generally uphold government’s drive.
“We are, notwithstanding, worried that in leaving on this delicate exercise, the security organizations decided to get knowledge from a one-sided, wicked and politically impacted source as opposed to including sound partners for powerful and fruitful drive, bringing about inability to get the genuine gangsters in the different networks.
“The desperados currently escape, while our blameless individuals or the individuals who submit minor offenses have been wrongly focused on for terrorizing, captures and extrajudicial killings,” he said.
Udom revealed to The Guardian that the networks were challenging the new takeover, terrorizing, aimless captures, torment and purposeful ramifications of local people for the sake of directing IPOB/ESN individuals and different crooks by men of the Nigerian Police and Army.
“We censure all demonstrations of prisoner taking, dehumanization and extra-legal killings of honest individuals and urge government at all levels to mediate and bring all demonstrations of savageness not known to law to an end in Midim and Essien Udim Council,” he added.
He said it was through the endeavors of the local area that the Akwa Marine Cult, which spent significant time in assaulting, hijacking and apparatus races was wiped out, adding that disregarding such endeavors and depending on shakedown, terrorizing and end of the indigenes was an intrigue that ought not be over looked.