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Communal Clash: Police inspector killed as boundary communities fight in Akwa Ibom, Cross River



There is heavy tension at Cross River and Akwa Ibom States boundary (Head Bridge) as some communities in Akwa Ibom State attacked each other.

DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday night at about 9 pm when some communities allegedly clashed with each other, destroyed properties and inflicted injuries on innocent people.

Although the cause of the fight is yet to be ascertained, commuters and transporters are still not able to access their destinations as the road was blocked by irate villagers.

An eyewitness who begged anonymity alleged that some of the people who laid the ambush also attacked a police inspector, shot him dead and made away with his AK 47 weapon.

When contacted, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Nkereuwem A. Akpan lamented the incident saying his men have been deployed to the areas affected with a view to maintaining peace and order.

He also confirmed the killing of a police inspector in an ambush and the stealing of his weapons

“The incident happened on Wednesday night. It occurred at Akwa Ibom site of the head bridge. Some communities in Akwa Ibom had a communal clash, some persons strayed into the bush, came out and attacked police inspector on duty and shot him dead and made away with his AK 47. The cause of the clash is yet to be determined’’

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