Suspected cultists have burnt down a Police post in Inen community, OrukAnam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
According to a report by the press, the Inen Ekeffe Police Outpost was burnt down by the cultists as a reprisal against the police for resisting their operations and for arresting some of their members.
Some police personnel absconded on sighting the hoodlums, eye witnesses reported.
According to the source, over 30 cultists blocked the community road between the Faith Tabernacle Church and the gate of the Al Madal Construction Company chanting solidarity songs before moving to burn down the police outstation.
It was gathered that they snatched two motorcycles belonging to Udeme Atanong and Ndifreke Otu, and molested anyone who crossed their path as many residents, on sighting them, took cover in the bush.
The source stated –
“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.”
A community leader, Mr Anyanime Umoren, condemned the killings and wanton destruction of lives and property.