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Gendarmes kill scores of Nigerians in A’Ibom fishing community by Bassey Anthony, Uyo May 07,2019   |  Source: The Nation

Scores of Nigerians may have been killed and others missing following an alleged attacks by suspected Cameroonian gendarmes on Abana, a fishing community on the fringes the Bakassi Peninsula.

The Village Head of Ifa Ikot Akpan in Uyo Local Government Area, Etteidung Edem Ebong, who confirmed the incident to reporters in Uyo, said the victims were mostly Akwa Ibom indigenes.

The monarch added that several others have been abducted and detained at the detention facility in Cameroon.

One of the fishermen, who escaped the incident and fled into his community in the coastal community of Uruan Local Government Area, Etebong Bassey, stated the unresolved problem of multiple taxations for Akwa Ibom and Cameroonian authorities triggered the fracas.

“As fishermen, we have been paying multiple taxes to different authorities for Akwa Ibom and Cameroon for several years now and the youths became angry and protested over the issue.

“So the Gendarmes cash in on the protest and invaded the communities within the Shell Creek area,” he explained

According to him, those affected hailed from several Akwa Ibom communities including Ifa Ikot Akpan, Ekpene Ibia, Ikot Akan, Ikot Otoinye, Nnaenine and Ikot Inyang, all in Uyo and Uruan Local Government Areas.

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