There was a bloodbath in Idu, Use Offot, Ekpri Nsukara, and Oniong communities of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, as members of the Klaans and the Black Axe confraternities clashed over control of minibus parks in the state capital.
DAILY POST learnt that a number of people were violently killed, others injured, and properties worth millions of naira destroyed in the turf war that sent residents fleeing the affected area for fear of reprisal attacks.
The statement from the Akwa Ibom State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon said only four lives were lost in the clash.
DAILY POST learnt that trouble started when the two fraternities engaged each other in a fierce fight on Sunday over alleged encroachment into some parks earmarked for a different group to collect the parking tolls, forcing angry reactions from the opposing group.
The war started in Idu, in Uruan Local Government Area, and spread to the local communities of Use Offot, Ekpri Nsukara, and Oniong communities in Uyo LGA.
Meanwhile, the police spokesperson has assured of Commissioner of Police Olatoye Durosinmi’s commitment to bringing the perpetrators to book, adding that he has deployed tactical resources to restore order and fish out the perpetrators.
“The Commissioner has sent a clear warning to perpetrators of these dastardly acts to desist forthwith or face the dire consequences of their actions,” Macdon stated.