Unknown gunmen have killed a police officer during an attack on two police stations in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
According to Daily Trust, the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
The spokesman of the state police command, SP Odiko Macdon, noted that the gunmen first attacked Etim Ekpo Area Command, where Edogi Bassey, an officer, was killed and later proceeded to Ika Divisional Police Station.
“At about 6:30 am 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 perpetuate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the Station intact without loss of lives or arms.”
Macdon noted that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, has embarked on a visit of police divisions across the state to ensure the officers and men were alert and safe.
He charged the people of Akwa Ibom to provide credible information to enable the police to tackle the current security challenges.
It was gathered that hoodlums also attacked and destroyed Senator Godswill Akpabio’s Unity Hall in Essien Udim local government area early on Wednesday.
The town hall was built by the former house member who represented Essien Udim State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Nse Ntuen.