Suspected cultists on Monday set ablaze a police Inspector, Aniekan in his house at Ikot Afangha community in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
- The suspected cultists who were armed with guns, have been attacking police formations and personnel recently.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, reacting to the tragedy, said: “We are aware of the incident and it is quite unfortunate. We are yet to really establish the remote and immediate causes of the incident and we will be able to establish that when investigations are concluded.
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“The Commissioner of Police is deeply saddened and has consoled the bereaved family and has ordered mass Police operations in the area.
“There is an ongoing operation right now in the area and hopefully the culprits will be apprehended and I can assure you that justice will prevail at the end of the investigation.”