SUSPECTED militants have attacked services at the new Norfin Offshore Shipyard positioned in the boundary shoreline of Ikot Ukpong in the Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The inauguration of the shipyard originally billed for January 23, 2021 has been shifted to January 30 with the aid of Governor Udom Emmanuel following the attacks.
Our correspondent reviews that the armed guys reportedly arrived the yard at about 5am on Monday and shot indiscriminately to scare safety employees round the web site away earlier than throwing the explosives into the multi-million naira dredging facility of the company.
Chairman of the facility, Iniekong Udonwa, lamented the injury completed to services at the shipyard by using the suspected militant team from Ogoni phase of Rivers State.
“They stated we can’t begin any commercial enterprise in Akwa Ibom State besides first settling them.
“They maintain telling our group of workers to inform the Government of Akwa Ibom to reach out to them due to the fact they are in cost of each Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Where do they assume me to get N20m for them after destroying our laptop really worth N60m,” he asked.
Udonwa referred to that the incident had discouraged him significantly as it had affected growth activities, inflicting him to strongly reflect onconsideration on taking the funding elsewhere.
The chairman stated the funding used to be borne out of his wish to make a contribution to the improvement of the nation by means of imparting employment possibilities for her teeming youths.