How Akpabio Is Turning Akwa Ibom State Into A Killing Field

It used to be one of the most peaceful areas, if not the most, in Nigeria, until 2007 when Akwa Ibom State was unfortunate to have a mad man at the helm of leadership. Today, Akwa Ibom State is known as the deadliest area in Nigeria. Even the United States Government has warned its citizens to stay away from Akwa Ibom.

A few weeks ago, the mother and the brother of a prominent lawyer (Barrister Francis Efanga) were murdered and their bodies cut into pieces. This is not to say that this particular incident was the only heinous crime committed at the time; kidnappings, assassinations, murders, and mutilation of bodies of defenseless indigenes are activities that occur on a daily basis in Akwa Ibom State. The murders of the mother of Efanga and that of his brother were well known, due to the prominence of Francis Efanga as an outspoken lawyer.

This past Saturday, Efanga's brother and his dear mother were buried. So far, as usual, the police have no idea of who killed them in cold blood, not to talk of the government of Akpabio. And like many heinous crimes in the state, it is very likely this one, too, will never be solved, at least not when devil Akpabio is still in control of the state.

To follow the pattern of killings in Akwa Ibom State, last Saturday (September 8, 20012) another sad one happened. I am posting here a letter (below), which I received today from a very reliable source, which was kind enough to send me a detail report of the incident. The letter is unedited and it speaks for itself; it is a sad, a very sad situation. Enjoy!

Written by
Ikpafak Thompson Essien
Portland, Oregon

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