Robbers Terrorize Ikot Ekpene


Rising cases of armed robbery attack in Ikot Ekpene has generated fear of loss of lives and property in the area.
A source who briefed our reporter in the town, yesterday, said that armed robbers operate in the area at such alarming rate that many shop owners in the town are scared from bringing stocks of goods into their shops since the new year for fear of burglary and armed robbery.
The source who further hinted that armed robbers operated door to door in the early hours of Sunday in a suburb known as Ikot Idem Etim in Abiakpo, Ikot Ekpene, narrated that residents in the area had to run to nearby bushes for refuge till dawn, noted that the situation was so uncomfortable to nursing mothers.
The source who refused to give name to our reporter, maintained that apart from the Sunday operation, the area had been the worst hit zone by armed robbers, pointing that almost all the small shops within the area had been robbed of goods by bandits.
However, it is on record that security situation in Ikot Ekpene recently has become worse following many reports of armed robbery operations in the town. In fact, there had been a similar report in the town that armed young men robbed persons in Ikot Akpan Amon, market road, Ikot Idem, Okop Eto and other adjacent streets in the area in the early hours and robbed people of various possessions.



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