The Ebonyi Police Command has confirmed that Afikpo town was on Friday invaded by suspected militants.
Mr George Okafor, the command’s Public Relations Officer disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, saying that that the militants came from Ikoro-uko area of Cross River.
He said the militants were about 20 in number and they came in two speed boats fitted with several general Purpose Machine guns and also possessed grenades among other sophisticated weapons. “We feel they are militants reacting to the Federal Government’s revocation of the pipeline facilities protection contract, hitherto handled by ex-militants. “They anchored at Okporikpo beach in Afikpo before launching their onslaught from the Ndibe and then Unwana beaches in the town,” he said. Read more