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Suspected cultists have set a Nigerian police station on fire

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The suspected cultists was said to have set a police station on fire in Inen community which is in Oruk-Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The incident, which occurred on Monday evening, is the latest in a series of reported clashes between rivals, murders and terrorism allegedly committed by the confraternity of Iceland and Dbam in the past eight months.

Our correspondent reports that up to 60 people have been killed so far, while hundreds of people have fled their homes.

It has been reported that police officers from the outpost at Inen Ekeffe fled during the clashes between the two rival groups on Monday night.

Mfonobong Okorie who witnessed the incident said, “They also barricaded the community road between Faith Tabernacle Church, Inen Ikot Etim and the gate of Al Madal construction company where they snatched two motorcycles.

“Residents who wanted to visit their houses to obtain food items and rush back to their settlement camps in neighbouring villages were trapped in the bush while the hoodlums molested and maimed anybody passing on the road,” Okorie said.

He further explained that a few hours later, the sects regrouped and moved towards Inen Junction, where they set fire to the police station and sang war songs around 7 pm.

Okorie said the house of a former Councillor had previously been destroyed by the cults.

Police spokeswoman Odiko Mcdon confirmed the incident and said the burned down building was a dilapidated building that had been rented as a police station.

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Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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