Two Akwa Ibom police stations attacked, one officer killed

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A police facility in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State came under attacked early Wednesday morning with an officer who attempted to repel the attackers killed.

This is contained in a statement issued by Odiko MacDon, the force spokesperson in the state who said the arsonists after the attack headed for another police station in Ika local government area of the state but did not succeed.

“At about 6:30am today, armed men, in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, in two vehicles attacked the rented building housing the Etim Ekpo Area Command and Division,” Mr MacDon said. “The undaunted and vigilant Police Officers on duty, gallantly fought back, repelled them and averted the intended carnage. Unfortunately, a dedicated Officer, one PC Edogi Bassey paid the supreme price while a small portion of the building was touched.

“The gunmen who proceeded to Ika division to perpetrate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the station intact without loss of lives or arms,” the statement added.

That latest attack comes barely twenty four hours after President Muhammadu Buhari approved new security measures to halt the continuous killing of security personnel in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones.