Gunmen kill two police officers in fresh Akwa Ibom attack


Two police officers have been reportedly killed by some unknown gunmen who attacked a police facility in Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

According to the Chairman of Ikono council, Nyakno Okoibu, the attack took place in the early hours of Saturday at about 3am.

In a statement released by his media aide, Nsisong Ntuk, the chairman said a female police officer was also injured in the attack, while five vehicles parked at the station’s premises were set ablaze.

He also alleged that members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN), were suspected to be behind the attack.

“The chairman has been making overarching measures to ensure that normalcy is restored to the area of attack and other parts of the Local Government Area.

“The chairman wishes to reassure the people of Ikono that in liaison with the Chief Security Officer of the State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, all necessary apparatus will be activated to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are apprehended and brought to book.

“Akwa Ibom State has over the years been known as a peaceful state where lives and properties of those domiciled within it are safe and secured. The narrative will not change now,” the statement read.

The local administration also requested people to volunteer to the police useful information about the attack.

The police is however yet to confirm the incident.

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