Soldiers Attack Village In Akwa Ibom State.
Nigerian Soldiers have allegedly attacked parts of the Iwukem community in Akwa Ibom state setting houses ablaze over the reported death of their colleague. See disturbing photos below.
Soldiers Attack Village In Akwa Ibom State
According to a report by National helm, the incident took place after armed militants ambushed soldiers at a checkpoint at Iwukem in the volatile Etim Ekpo council, killing one soldier and five civilians, while two persons sustained multiple injuries.
In retaliation, a battalion of soldiers from the military base in the state, yesterday, went on rampage, setting shops and houses ablaze in Iwukem.
It was gathered that the militants had stormed the community on Saturday night, and attacked the soldiers stationed in the community to maintain the peace.
This did not go down well with the soldiers as they retaliated.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Madcon Ogbechie, who confirmed the incident said: “Investigation is already ongoing and we will get to the bottom of it.”