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

Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Armed men, also on Sunday, vandalized the Mkpatak police station in the Essien Udim Local Government Area in the Akwa Ibom region and killed two policemen and twelve cattle.

According to The Punch, there is another attack on the state police Abak LGA

It was alleged that the burning of the Mkpatak police station, the killing of two policemen and twelve cattle was carried out in a series of raids on three separate areas in the LGA.

All the attacks come about 24 hours after the killing of five police officers and the officer's wife during an attack on Idoro Ikpe police station in Ini LGA on Saturday.

A source who requested anonymity told The Punch in Uyo that the officers were killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen while cattle were slaughtered at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the same LGA.

According to a source, one of the officers was burned inside his car and another in a motorcycle was shot by the gunmen.

“Two police officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen and one was burnt inside his vehicle, while the other one was shot by the bandits. As we speak, the situation is still tensed. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak Village,” the source said.

“Well, I am yet to get the official report, but we are following the trend and we have asked for an update and in no distance time there will be an update. As soon as we have the update we will let the world know. The CP has ordered the deployment of a tactical team to the affected areas,” Macdon said.

The Public Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the attacks however said he is yet to get an official report, adding that the police are following the trend.

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