CRIME

Three killed in Suspected Cultist attack on Akwa Ibom Community

Three people have been reportedly killed by suspected cultists in Inen community of Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The attack victims were robbed of their possessions before they were killed when the miscreants raided the community on motorbikes on Tuesday.

Johnson Akpakpan who spoke with newsmen on Wednesday said the first house they attacked was that of Mrs Choice Etuk.

They first assaulted Mrs Choice Etuk’s stepson before they killed him and escaped with the victim’s brand new motorcycle.

Akpakpan said the hoodlums suspected to be cultists from neighbouring communities proceeded to Elder Sunday Jumbo’s compound and killed two other victims and bolted with a POS machine.

According to him, “I cannot establish whether the group is Debam or Iceland confraternities. But we are suspecting that they are not robbers. If they were robbers, they would have collected the motorcycle, money and POS machine without killing the victims.

“We are shocked that this incident has returned to our community after the whole village was deserted last year because of cult-related killings.

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“We are living in fear now Nobody knows what will happen next.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Mcdon has confirmed the incident but explained that there are conflicting reports regarding the number of victims in the said incident.

“There is a conflicting report concerning the number of victims involved. But as a command, we have commenced an investigation to avert more killings. ”

“We are out to establish the cause of the incident. We are determined to ensure that the culprits are brought to book” he said

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