Nigeria, March 30 -- A violent clash between security operatives and hoodlums in some communities in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria's South-south, has reportedly led to the death of several people, including some police officers.

One newspaper said an assistant superintendent of police was attacked and killed in his country home in the area on Monday by hoodlums. His house was also set ablaze, the newspaper reported.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, told PREMIUM TIMES, Tuesday afternoon, that he could not speak on the development, as he was about to attend a security meeting, apparently over the crisis in Essien Udim.

He referred PREMIUM TIMES' reporter to the police spokesperso...