Army kills suspected cultist who allegedly murdered two police officers, others in Akwa Ibom 

he 2 Brigade Nigeria Army says its troops raided cultists hideout, killing its leader, Akaninyene Jumbo, on January 15, after trailing him to the border between Akwa Ibom and Abia. The army said this in a statement issued to journalists in Uyo on Tuesday by the Brigade Assistant Director of Information, Umar Shuaib. “The gallant […]

Gunmen kidnap ex-Akwa Ibom councillor in girlfriend’s house, demand N1m ransom

eports say some unknown gunmen, yesterday, kidnapped a former councilor in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Idongesit Silas Udokang.  This is coming barely one week after the new Police Commissioner posted to the state, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, resumed duty. Udokang, who represented Ward 10 of Etim Ekpo during his stay in […]

Updated: Police ban motorcycles in Ukanafun, Etim/Ekpo LGAs

. Zubairu Mu’azu, CP, Akwa Ibom State  ______________________________________ * Say law prohibiting use of vehicles without tinted permit still in force. Akwa Ibom State Police Command has banned the use of motorcycles in Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas until further notice.  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, explained in a […]

Police deploy special squad to Etim Ekpo, arrest 4 kidnap, cultism suspects

. Mu’azu Zubairu, CP, Akwa Ibom State  ________________________________________________   By William EFFIONG  Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Mu’azu Zubairu, has ordered the movement of the operational headquarters of special anti-kidnapping squad to Etim Ekpo local government area in order to stop the menace of kidnapping and cultism there. This is contained in a press […]

Violence continues in Ukanafun as gunmen kill youth leader, lawyer

Unidentified gunmen have killed a youth leader, identified as Paragi and Mfon Etukudo, a lawyer, in a renewed violence in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. Paragi, who hailed from Nkek Village, was said to have been shot dead on Saturday at about 6 p.m. at a barbing saloon at Nkek Urua Uko in Ukanafun. Mr. Etukudo, from […]