Youths on mass protest in Akwa Ibom, block major roads, no vehicular movements




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The are currently on a protest in parts of State.

reaching News Express the area completely taken by the protesting is the road linking Ikono in Uyo Local Government Area, and Abak.

According to our source, the , Udom Emmanuel, has built a flyover at a junction on the road at a point known as Ekom Iman. During the of the flyover, there was vehicular diversion to another road leading to Abak and other local government areas in that axis.

The said road thus became unmotorable due to heavy vehicular movements and all pleas to the by the affected communities to fix the road fell on deaf ears.

According to our source, the flyover is scheduled to be commissioned on May 29, and the deplorable condition of the road caused by the of the flyover remains.

“The of Ikono and Abak have come together this morning (Wednesday) to stage a protest. How can the destroy our only road linking many local governments in the state and now wants to commission the flyover without fixing our roads as he met them? We are going to occupy the entire roads and wait for () Udom to come and meet us here,” said one of the protesters.

Efforts to reach the state for proved abortive as his line was not available as at press .

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