Two police officers were killed on Wednesday when unknown gunmen attacked a police formation in Ika local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
The attack confirmed by police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, occurred in the evening.
“On 27/4/2021, at about 7:00 p.m., some armed men on motorcycles heading towards Ika Divisional Headquarters vicinity, armed with AK-47 and other dangerous weapons with the intent to attack the Division and set it ablaze met stiff resistance as the Divisional Police Officer and other officers on ground fought gallantly and repelled the attackers who took to their heels with possible bullet wounds,” Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police, said in a statement Wednesday.
“Unfortunately, before heading towards the Station to attack it, they ambushed and killed a Woman Police Corporal, Esther Akpan who had just closed from duty and was on her way home in company of a Police Special Constabulary, Isonuyo Effiong Paul,” he added.
The police spokesperson also said a patrol vehicle belonging to the station was also set ablaze by the gunmen.