A team of policemen from the Eket Division of the Police Command in Akwa Ibom, on Friday stopped angry youths from burning down a motor park in the area.
The youths were irked over the reported death of two persons allegedly knocked down by a taxi driver trying to escape from members of a task force chasing him for violating loading regulation.
An eyewitness disclosed that the two victims, Ndiana Ekeng and Essien Umoh, were on a motorcycle going downtown when the taxi driver rammed into them.
“The report of the accident, which claimed the lives of the two persons, threw Okon-Eket community into a pandemonium.
“Angry youths and sympathisers mobilised swiftly in an attempt to set ablaze the motor park where the task force office is located.
“But they were stopped by the quick intervention of officers of the Nigeria Police Force led by the…
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