On Wednesday, June 26, men of the Uyo Capital City Development Authority (UCCDA) were attacked with stones by youths of Mbiabong Anyanya, for demolishing illegal structures erected at the Mbiabong junction of the area.
According to our source, the youths, numbering over 18, came out from where they were hiding and started throwing stones on the demolition team immediately they started work.
Upon enquiries, Platinum.ng gathered that there was no resistance of any form from the villagers when the demolition exercise commenced on Tuesday.
“The UCCDA team on Tuesday demolished 5 illegal containers and many kiosks on Tuesday without being resisted”, our source said.
“It was therefore surprising that they started throwing stones and bottles at the team on Wednesday”, our source added.
“It was so serious that Vehicles plying the route had to divert to alternative streets, and the Police started shooting into the air to scare them away.”
When asked, a UCCDA source who pleaded anonymity disclosed that youths of the area were against the removal of structures around the junction which were causatives of fatal accidents.