Gunmen late Wednesday night killed two police officers in Ibeno local government area of Akwa Ibom State.

Police officers from the nearby Area Command in Eket local government area, TODAY POLITICS learnt, were tipped off about oil bunkering activities going on in the area.

While on their way to the location where the economic sabotage was reportedly taking place, armed gunmen overtook the white Hilux vehicle the officers were in and immediately opened fire on them.

The attackers who came with a Toyota Sienna vehicle succeeded in killing two police officers at the spot while other personnel who sustained various forms of injuries were rushed to Immanuel general hospital in Eket.

Police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, refused to comment on the development when contacted Thursday evening.