Angry youths in Afaha Oku of Ikpa community, in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, lynched 2 hausa metal scrap collectors to death on Sunday morning, 2nd January, 2022. It was gathered that the youths acted in retaliation of the death of one Anietie Ekpanya, an indigene of the community.
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LatestNGnews.com gathered that Anietie Ekpanya was beaten to coma by the hausa metal scrap collectors and died on the way, while he was being rushed to the hospital. on hearing the news of the death, the youths threw the metal scrap collectors into the gutter and burnt them alive.
An eyewitness and also a resident of Ikpa community told vanguardngr, saying;
“What happened is that that youth the two Hausa scrap metal collectors killed is an indigene of this Afaha Oku village,” Anietie went to collect his clothes from the Laundry that Sunday morning, while returning to his compound, he sighted the two Hausa scrap metal collectors, with some items they removed. There is also a wielding shop in front of the compound.
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“I learnt that he accosted them and asked them what they were doing in his compound; that who gave them permission to remove things from the compound, so they two Hausa boys beat him and he collapsed. When Anietie’s brother who was inside the house saw what happened he raised the alarm,”
“People now came out and caught the two scrap metal collectors. I learnt that the boy died on the way while he was being rushed to the hospital.
So it was the news of his death that now got the youths angry, they now descended on those two Hausa boys, threw them inside the gutter and burnt them to death.
“That was how those three people died in this area on Sunday. Security Agencies, the Army and Police arrived the scene of the incident immediately, because around 10am that I saw both the police and Army loaded in their trucks and patrolling the whole area”