AKHA member seek end to crime in Etinan communities
A member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly representing Etinan state constituency has brought before the notice of the house the disturbing crime wave in two communities of Ndon Eyo 1&2.
In a motion of urgent public importance, Hon Uduak Ekpo-Ufot
urged the state government to immediately intervene to avert further killings and destruction of properties.
The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly at Tuesday plenary, condemned in strong terms the massacres and killings of residents of Ndon Eyo I & 2 communities in Etinan by criminal elements and hoodlums.
This follows a Motion of brought to the floor of the House by Member representing Etinan State Constituency, Hon. (Engr) Uduakobong Ekpo-ufot.
, Hon. Ekpo-ufot decried the worrisome killings and destruction of lives and properties of indigenes and residents of the two communities and its environs.
“Mr Speaker, normal life in Ndon Eyo I & 2 has been violently disrupted by a set of miscreants, namely Idongesit Peter Akpan, Ime Nkekwere and Owoidighe Monday Paul aka AWI and their gang of over 50 persons who have committed several crimes including; sacking of village Head and his Deputy, burning down about 3 houses as of last count, vandalisation of over 10 houses, beating up men who stood up to them and raping of women, forceful seizures of bicycles and motorcycles from villagers.
“As we speak, most of the villagers have been displaced, most sleep in the bushes and others who could escape have gone to Etinan town. The police has been informed, but they seems powerless over this group of boys who are suspected to be Barron and drug addicts”
The Lawmaker further decried the rising spate of criminalities which he said has displaced citizens and halted economic activities in these areas and enjoined his colleagues to lend their voices to restoring peace, normalcy and harmony accordingly.
Through the prayers in the motion and resolution of the House, the commissoner for internal security, the DSS, the police, the army, NDLEA and other security agencies have been mandated to move their personnel to these areas to restore peace and order.
The House also urged the state government to liaise with appropriate security agencies to establish and site Naval post in either Ndon Eyo I or 2 to put a lasting end to the menace.