Following a recent violent crisis in the region, Mr. Olatoye Durosinmi, the state commissioner of police for Akwa Ibom, has ordered the deployment of additional tactical assets to the Amazamba and Ikot Akpan Udo communities in Eastern Obolo and Ikot Abasi Local Government Areas.
After visiting the impacted communities' scenes and key players yesterday, Durosinmi issued the directive.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Odiko MacDon in a statement, yesterday, in Uyo, said: "Worried by the perennial communal clashes between Amazamba community in Eastern Obolo and Ikot Akpan Udo, in Ete Clan of Ikot Abasi LGAs, which resulted in the loss of four lives, the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi has visited the affected communities for an on-the-spot assessment of the security situation.
"The CP, criticized the conduct of using violent attacks against people and destruction of property, especially the multi-million naira coconut farm, as a means of airing complaints, instead of peaceful discourse.
"The CP, who involved stakeholders, including council chairmen, traditional rulers, Sterling Petrochemical and Fertilizer Ltd, and some youth leaders to determine the remote and immediate causes of the crisis, appealed to those responsible to have a second thought and toe the path of dialogue and peace for the benefit of all.
"However, in order to restore normalcy and stop a further breakdown of law and order, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the deployment of additional tactical assets to the impacted districts.
According to MacDon, "He has urged pertinent stakeholders to step in to resolve the lingering crises."
Source: vanguard news
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