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Gunmen attack two police stations in A’Ibom

Gunmen attack to police stations in A'Ibom
Gunmen attack to police stations in A'Ibom

Gunmen attack two police stations in A’Ibom

Gunmen polluted the early morning rain as they initiated deadly attacks on two police stations in Ika and Etim Ekpo local government areas of Akwa Ibom state.

A police officer, PC Edogi Bassey was killed by the heavily equipped criminals in the attack that took place at about 6.30am on Wednesday.

Tori4africa gathered that Ika and Etim Ekpo Divisional Police stations and police vehicles were destroyed.

The recent attack brings to seven the number of police stations so far burnt, while the police officers killed in the state have surged to 16.

Gunmen attack two police stations in A’Ibom

Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon who confirmed the incident via a press release on Wednesday morning said the hoodlums came in two vehicles armed with AK 47 rifles.

At about 6:30am today, Armed men, in their numbers, armed with AK 47 Rifles and other dangerous weapons, in two vehicles attacked the rented building housing the Etim Ekpo Area Command and Division.

The undaunted and vigilant Police Officers on duty, gallantly fought back, repelled them and averted the intended carnage. Unfortunately, a dedicated Officer, one PC Edogi Bassey paid the supreme price while a small portion of the building was torched.

The gunmen who proceeded to Ika Division to perpetrate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the Station intact without loss of lives or arms.

This unacceptable worrisome trend is being addressed by the Police hierarchy and requires the cooperation of all, he said.

MacDon announced that the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew moving around formations and Divisions to guarantee alertness and safety of officers.

The CP has called on law abiding Citizens to volunteer timely information that will enable the Police tackle the present security challenges,”he said.

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