An LG electronics shop and a popular store, De Choice Mall, in Uyo, were also vandalised and looted, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
The commissioner for information, Akwa Ibom State, Ini Emembong, accompanied by other government officials, visited the vandalised facilities on Friday to ascertain the extent of damage.
Mr Ememobong said the destruction was an ”act of criminality against democracy and humanity and will be treated as such.”
The commissioner said “foreigners with active collaboration with some indigenous persons” were responsible for the attacks.”
He said Governor Udom Emmanuel “deeply sympathised” with corporate organisations and people affected by the attacks.
Amos Etuk, the chairperson of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akwa Ibom State, accompanied Mr Ememobong on the inspection tour.
Mr Etuk said the destruction done to public and private facilities was “senseless.”
“We were very shocked at what we saw, it was unbelievable,” he said. “Akwa Ibom State is not known for violence.”