May 10, 2021

BREAKING; Gunmen on motorcycles attack Police checkpoint; two officers killed, patrol vehicle burnt

Armed men on Tuesday evening have killed two Policemen at a checkpoint.

The incident occurred at Urua Inyang in Ika Local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Eyewitnesses account disclosed that the hoodlums who rode on motorcycles opened fire on the officers, at a checkpoint prompting some of the Policemen to run away.

The hoodlums then carted away rifles and burnt down their van.

Akwa Ibom Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday, said the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, is already in Ika for an-on-the-spot assessment of the attack.

“We are in Ika, trying to gather more facts about the incident”, Macdon said, adding that he would be in a better position to give details after the visit,” he said.

He said the Commissioner of Police and the entire Police community in the state are saddened by the several attacks against security operatives in the last few months.

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