Unknown gunmen within the early hours of Wednesday attacked law enforcement officials manning a checkpoint at Urua Inyang, Ika Native Authorities Space of Akwa Ibom State, killing two officers whereas others fled.
DAILY POST gathered that the gunmen burnt down the police patrol automobile and carted away with rifles quickly after the opposite officers fled.
The most recent killing has introduced to 6 the variety of Policemen killed within the line of responsibility in Akwa Ibom by unknown gunmen, whereas 4 others have been declared lacking.
One officer was burnt to loss of life inside a van in Essien Udim, two Inspectors had been set ablaze and a frontrunner of the Fast Response Squad (QRS), a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), was additionally shot lifeless whereas main the squad to confront armed hoodlums of their base in Ikot Akpan in Essien Udim Native Authorities Space.
An eyewitness within the final assault and indigene of the neighborhood instructed DAILY POST that, “the armed hoodlums on bikes, stormed the checkpoint and shot the 2 officers lifeless, whereas others fled, leaving the hoodlums to grab their rifles and set their patrol van ablaze.”
In the meantime, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) within the state, SP. Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen mentioned he was within the firm of the Commissioner of Police CP. Amiengheme Andrew, for an evaluation of the assault and, will give the main points of the incident later.
His phrases, “we’re in Ika, attempting to collect extra info concerning the incident then I might be in a greater place to offer particulars after the go to.
However, the Commissioner of Police and your complete Police neighborhood within the state are saddened by the event, on condition that some officers of the Command had been killed by the hoodlums and others declared lacking earlier within the month.