Officer Killed As Gunmen Attack 2 Police Stations In Akwa Ibom




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According to a report by TheCable, some again on Wednesday ablaze a divisional police station the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of State and one officer.

The officer, one Police Constable, Edogi Bassey, was gunned down by the hoodlums during exchange of fire between policemen and the assailants.

The Police Public Officer the state, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the attack a statement Uyo, said the hoodlums drove into the station in two vehicles loaded dangerous weapons including AK-47 rifles.

The statement titled, ‘Police repelled attack at police stations’ read part “At about 6:30am today, armed numbers, armed AK 47 rifles and dangerous weapons, 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 who proceeded to Ika Division to perpetrate nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the station intact without loss of lives or arms.”

The statement added that the worrisome situation is being addressed by the police hierarchy and required the collaboration of all, adding that of Police in the state, Andrew Amiengheme, had visited police formations and had called on law abiding citizens to volunteer timely information that enable the police tackle the present in the state.

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