Metro 20 Feared Dead From Renewed Clash Between Akwa Ibom, Cross River Communities



A fiery clash between the people of Oku Iboku in Itu LGA of Akwa Ibom State and Odukpani LGA in Cross River State has claimed 20 lives.

The clash was the third in recent times. It started on Friday.

Vanguard says the highest number of casualties was on the Ikot Offiong side, as they were ambushed in the attack and chased to a neighbouring community in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state.

Also travellers along the major link road between the two states, the Calabar-Itu high way, were held hostage for hours on Saturday until soldiers arrived the scene and chased the hoodlums away and cleared the road for smooth movement of traffic.

The reason for the recent clash wasn't stated.

The Police have confirmed the incident but didn't release details.


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