Friday, 6 December 2013
Photonews: Akwa Ibom Mayhem
Angry youths in the opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) reportedly visited their anger on Akwa Ibom state capital in Uyo in response to attacks on the ACN candidate, Akpan Udoedeghe.
Rumours had filtered into Uyo that Mr. Udoedeghe convoy had been atacked and the candidate killed in an ambush. ACN operatives said the governor, who coordianates president Goodluck Jonathan's campaign in the South south region, made life unbearable for opposition in the state.
The response was mayhem that led to destruction of public properties and death of several youth caused by indiscriminate shooting by the army and police in the state.