10:45 am, the Police Command received a disturbing report of rival cult clash
between ‘Debam’ and ‘Iceland’ cult groups at Mbiaso and Ikot Etim communities
in Inen Clan, Oruk Anam Local Government Area.
said it has arrested 17 suspected cultists for the murder of two persons. CSP
N-Nudam Fredrick, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Uyo, the Police
said the cult clash led to the death of two males; Ofonime Uduak and Iniobong
into partnership with the paramount ruler of Oruk Anam, His Royal Majesty,
Johnson Obosi and other stakeholders, leading to a royal proclamation directing
the people to give useful information to the Police on the issue.
intervention of the Police, normalcy had returned to the area while investigation
into the case was ongoing. He stated that the Police will embark on a special
operation in the area until all cultists and their sponsors are arrested and
one Ofonime Uduak ‘m’ and Iniobong Kufre Silas ‘m’ while the whereabouts of one
Ikpongiforo Etim ‘m’ and Etang Alex Effiong ‘m’ is yet unknown.
Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, CP Imohimi Edgal, immediately ordered
for a special operation in the area.
apprehended and more suspects will be arrested in the coming days as
investigation and the operations continue,” the statement read.