The former chairman and member representing Etim Ekpo/Ika State constituency, Engr Akanimo Edet, accompanied by member representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika federal constituency, Hon Emmanuel Ekon, allegedly launched an attack on innocent residents of Ikpe Annang in Etim Ekpo Ward 9 and injured many.
According to report,the APC chieftains were accompanied by heavily armed policemen, soldiers and thugs who shot sporadically and wounded scores. Many residents were fatally wounded.Akanimo Edet was said to have been accompanied by some wanted criminals and cultists who killed one Mr Sylvester, an indigene of the area two years ago.
Luck however ran out of them as Engr Akanimo Edet and his gang were resisted by youths of the area who apprehended two suspects involved in the shootout and a vehicle belonging to Akanimo Edet seized by the youths.
This will be the first time the community will be experiencing bloody and violence confrontation since youths of the area accepted the state governments amnesty and rehabilitation program put together by the Governor in conjunction with security agencies in the state.
Unconfirmed reports say Akanimo Edet on arriving Uyo from Etim Ekpo has gone into hiding after evacuating his wife and children from his private residence in Uyo but the police have begun a manhunt for him and his accomplices.