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Etim Ekpo Cultists kill one, injure three AKTC bus passengers

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Etim Ekpo Cultists kill one, injure three AKTC bus passengers

A passenger travelling with an Akwa Ibom Transport Company bus, has been shot dead while three others were wounded by suspected cultists at Ikot Mkporikpo axis of the Abak-Iwukem road in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The incident happened on Tuesday while the passengers were traveling from Uyo in Akwa Ibom State to Aba in Abia State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Odiko Ogbeche, who confirmed the incident, said the police are on the trail of the hoodlums with a view to bringing them to justice.

According to him, ”The militants shot sporadically at the bus when the driver refused to stop after being flagged down by the hoodlums. Another bus, which ran into the scene in flight, veered off the road, crashed into a building and caught fire when the driver lost control.

”The occupants of the bus that belongs to the Akwa Ibom Transport Company, had to bleed profusely ‘because the driver refused to stop and drop the affected passengers at the nearby health centre for treatment.

“One of the injured passengers died on the way because the driver was afraid and refused to stop after the shooting incident. He insisted on reaching safely in Aba before discharging the injured for treatment, but along the road, one died before reaching the hospital in Aba.”

The PPRO expressed worry over the activities of the hoodlums, wondering why the militants refused to heed the Olive branch extended to them by the state Gov. Udom Emmanuel, who had asked them to lay down their arms for amnesty, rehabilitation and re-integration.

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Emmanuel had during his visit to the area a week ago, donated relief materials to thousands of community dwellers in both Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun LGAs displaced by the prolong security crisis caused by cultists.

It was learnt that with the crisis unabated even in the face of sustained interventions by security forces, Ogbeche said religious organisations have been drafted in for spiritual solution.

“As I am talking to you now, we are praying right now at the Utu Etim Ekpo Local Government Secretariat for solution to these crises,” he said

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  1. Genesis

    August 16, 2018 at 11:43 am

    This menace needs to be put to a permanent STOP! The innocent lives of commuters shouldn’t be made to face this hoodlums. The earlier this is abated it might generate into another Boko Haram or Militancy.

  2. Sammy

    August 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    This is how Book Haram started. The police and all relevant authorities should immediately put a stop to this madness before it goes uncontrollable.

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However, our sources close to the organizers gave reasons for the delay as lack of major sponsor of the reality show.

Payporte the initial three year sponsor pulled out after the company battled with unforseen business difficulties ranging from disengage ment of their tax consulting services by State Governments.

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UYO MARRIAGE COUNSELOR WARNS AGAINST SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE

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She gave the charge while having a media chat with DeePee media group in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

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