Today23 May, 2022

Police officer killed others injured in gun duel with armed men

Police officer killed others injured in gun duel with armed men

According to police authorities, one police officer was killed in a gun confrontation with suspected militants in Bakassi early Friday.

The Public Relations Officer for the Cross River State Police Command, Irene Ugbo said the gunfight was tough but they were able to neutralize the group.

“It is not true that we lost two men when the Bakassi militants attacked us. We lost a policeman.

“We are still on their trail and we are sure to get at them soon”, she said.

The attack took place at the Ikang jetty in Cross River State’s Bakassi LGA.

According to sources, many people were hurt during the attack and were taken to the hospital.

As at time of this report, the name of the militant group was unknown as none had claimed responsibility.

The policemen were said to be on duty at the jetty.

In retaliation for the killing of their commander and the disappearance of another by Cameroonian forces, a pro-Biafra militant group bombed two gunboats about a month ago.

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