There is tension in Afaha Oku, Ikpa community, in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, following the killing of two Hausa scrap collectors in the community.
It was gathered that the scrap metal dealers were lynched in retaliation after they allegedly killed an indigene identified as Anietie Ekpanya.
Vanguard gathered that the incident happened on Sunday January, 2, 2022 about 9:00am when many residents of the area had gone to church.
A resident of the area who simply identified himself as Mr. Wisdom said that Anietie, who was allegedly beaten to coma by the Hausa boys was being rushed to the hospital immediately, but unfortunately died on the way.
“What happened is that that youth the two Hausa scrap metal collectors killed is an indigene of this Afaha Oku village,” he said.
According to the eyewitness, 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 weilding shop in front of the compound.