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Gunmen burn down police station, kill two officers in Akwa Ibom

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Armed males have on Sunday burnt down Mkpatak police station, Essien Udim native authorities space of Akwa Ibom State and killed two cops and twelve cows.

One of many officers in accordance with sources was burnt inside his automotive whereas the opposite officer on a motorbike was shot by the hoodlums.

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A supply who pleaded anonymity instructed journalists within the state that it was a coordinated assault launched in three totally different areas within the native authorities.

It may very well be recalled {that a} related incident occurred yesterday, Saturday, Could 8, 2021, as a police station was attacked at Idoro Ikpe, Ini LGA, the place 5 cops and a spouse of a police officer have been killed.

The supply disclosed that the officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen whereas the cows have been killed at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the identical LGA

He mentioned, “Two cops have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen and one was burnt inside his car, whereas the opposite one was shot by the bandits. As we communicate the scenario continues to be tensed. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak village.”

In the meantime, the PPRO within the State, SP Odiko Macdon had confirmed the assaults however defined that he was but to get an official report including that the command has demanded an replace which might be made public as quickly as attainable.

He mentioned the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered the deployment of a tactical crew to the affected areas.

He mentioned, “Effectively, I’m but to get the official report however we’re following the pattern and we’ve got requested for an replace and in no distance time there shall be an replace. As quickly as we’ve got the replace we’ll let the world know. The CP has ordered the deployment of a tactical crew to the affected areas.”

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