Police confirm killing of 2 officers by gunmen at checkpoint in Akwa Ibom

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Unknown gunmen have again killed two policemen at a checkpoint in Urua Inyang, the headquarters of Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

A source said the armed hoodlums, on several bikes, stormed the checkpoint and shot the two officers dead, while others fled. The hoodlums were stated to have seized their riffles and set a patrol van ablaze.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the

Unknown gunmen have again killed two policemen at a checkpoint in Urua Inyang, the headquarters of Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

A source said the armed hoodlums, on a number of bikes, stormed the checkpoint and shot the two officers dead, while others fled. The hoodlums were said to have seized their riffles and set a patrol van ablaze.”

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday, stated he was within the firm of the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Amiengheme Andrew, for an on-the-spot assessment of the attack at Ika.

“We’re in Ika making an attempt to gather more information concerning the incident,” he stated.

He added that he can be in a better place to present details after the go-to. Based on the police spokesman, the Commissioner of Police and your entire police group within the state had been very saddened by the development, given the fact that some officers of the command had earlier been killed by hoodlums while others were declared missing.

The latest killing brought to five the variety of policemen killed within the line of duty in Akwa Ibom by unknown gunmen, while 4 others were declared missing.

Two inspectors have been set ablaze and a leader of the Quick Response Squad (QRS) was additionally shot dead while main the squad to confront armed hoodlums at their base in Ikot Akpan in Essien Udim Local Government Area.

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