Suspected hoodlums in early hours of Monday invaded and burnt down a divisional police station in Essien Udim Native Authorities Space of Akwa Ibom State
The incident occurred barely one week after some hoodlums in the identical native authorities attacked members of the Fast Response Squad at Ikpe Annang’ junction and burnt an inspector of police inside a police van.
It was gathered that the hoodlums got here out of their numbers burnt places of work together with unserviceable automobiles and bikes however no life was misplaced.
Nevertheless, the Chairman of Essien Udim Native Authorities Council, Mr Anthony Luke, has condemned the assault on the police station, describing it as an act of cowardice.
“The council won’t be intimidated within the battle in opposition to criminality within the space,” Luke mentioned.
Whereas calling on Essien Udim folks to stay calm and go about their professional companies, the council chairman assured them that the council was working assiduously in collaboration with the state authorities and safety businesses to carry the perpetrators to justice quickly.
In the meantime, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, has confirmed the incident, saying investigation remains to be ongoing to unravel the perpetrators.
He mentioned the state Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, had visited the station for an on-the-spot evaluation
“I can verify that our station was torched by the hoodlums. The CP has visited the station for an on-the-spot evaluation. Investigation remains to be ongoing, no life was misplaced and no rifle carted away,” Macdon mentioned.