Four Die In Akwa Ibom Violent Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Monday confirmed four persons dead and several others injured following a violent protest by youths in Eyo-Esin village, Ebughu community in Mbo Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State over unpaid salaries.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Mbo that the situation was under control by the police.

A NAN correspondent who visited the area reports that some youths had misunderstandings with Pisco Company, an oil tank farm in the area, after demanding the payment of their salaries from the company on Saturday.

Nwawe described the incident as unfortunate, but said normalcy had returned to the affected area following the deployment of security operatives.

“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has deployed more security personnel to Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom to address security challenges in the area,” she said.

She appealed to the people to always embrace peace and dialogue, while urging the youths to operate within the ambit of the law.

The spokesperson promised that the police in the state would continue to ensure quick response to security issues in order to forestall breach of peace in the area.

She said the Police had commenced investigation into the matter.

A youth in the area, Asuquo Okon, told NAN that the problem started when the youths demanded for the payment of their salaries from the company on July 8.

Okon said the situation then turned violent when the company and the protesting youths failed to reach an agreement.

He said: “The incident started when the workers demanded for their salaries and they seize the speed boat from the company.

“The youths said they won’t release the speed boat until the company paid them their salaries and violence started.”


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beneno (m) at 11-08-2015 06:46AM
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nawa for bad government . RIP to the dead
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dollypiper (f) at 11-08-2015 07:19AM
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This is terrible..
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donkagawa (m) at 11-08-2015 07:23AM
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Is money worth dying for?
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winace (f) at 11-08-2015 08:27AM
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Na dem sabi. Killing will not solve d issue at hand.
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ignis99 (m) at 11-08-2015 08:45AM
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double wahala
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Donchijoz (m) at 11-08-2015 08:54AM
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Nigeria,states,companies all owing there workers. God is watching ooooo
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PoliticxGuru (m) at 11-08-2015 09:28AM
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which way Nigeria, absolutely dis is absurd
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gogoman (m) at 11-08-2015 09:31AM
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last week na KOGI and now AKWA IBOM,  which madness dey worry all this states government na... why people go work una no won pay them!!   HELL FIRE AWAIT YOU ALL
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dareper (m) at 11-08-2015 09:36AM
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They own them and refused to pay em, instead.... They kill em.  Poor em. RIP.
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livingstonee (m) at 11-08-2015 10:32AM
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Nigeria will never be better until the youths are ready to sacfrice their lives by fighting the former and present evils nigeria govt!
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kudoson (f) at 11-08-2015 02:57PM
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Hw can someone we sufer nd work, den after suffring to d person wht he or her is intitle to wahala, dere is God oooo
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kudoson (f) at 11-08-2015 02:58PM
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Hw can some one we sufer nd work, den after suffring to d person wht he or her is intitle to wahala, dere is God oooo
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Danas1 (m) at 11-08-2015 03:03PM
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Tchai!!!
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elchymo (m) at 11-08-2015 03:15PM
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Make dem pay dis money naa, it's not fair. Ppl don broke die..
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petrilee (m) at 11-08-2015 04:21PM
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Worst government....may God hav mercy
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Fashoney (m) at 11-08-2015 06:20PM
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People killing,people dying!
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Fashoney (m) at 11-08-2015 06:20PM
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People killing,people dying!
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chealseafc (m) at 11-08-2015 07:22PM
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Quote from: livingstonee on 11-08-2015 10:32AM
Nigeria will never be better until the youths are ready to sacfrice their lives by fighting the former and present evils nigeria govt!

why don't you lead the flocks?,
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chealseafc (m) at 11-08-2015 07:24PM
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wetin carry akwa ibom enter dis wahala?.
i thought are exempted from dis issue?.
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