Thursday, 29 December 2011

Another disaster: 50 houses razed in ibeno, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria

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The recent developments in the Oil rich region of Africa-Nigeria needs urgent attention. Recent report from our correspondence in Nigeria indicates that people are already living in fear of the unknown due to the series of bad and ugly incidents reported all over the media in the recent times. 

It has just been reported that no fewer than 50 houses were razed on Christmas Day in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom State, by a group of people suspected to be members of a rival community. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that no life was lost in the fire which destroyed household property and outboard engines in Idung Abasi Ekwere fishing settlement in Ibeno. Police source in Ibeno, who confirmed the incident, that no arrest has been made. NAN gathered from a police source that the incident took place around midnight on Christmas day. The arsonists, according to members of the Ibeno community, came from a rival community in a nearby local government. An early morning fire had on December 5 destroyed more than 10 houses at Iwuokpon, a coastal settlement by Que Iboe River Ibeno, rendering hundreds of fishermen homeless. A community leader in Ibenu, Chief John Etim, told NAN on Wednesday that the incidents took the community bu surprise. Etim said, "We are rather surprised and indeed cannot believe that those behind the disaster can be from a community that share the same affinity with us"-The punch

1 comment:

  1. what a wicked world we live in, how can people be this wicked