Less Than 48 Hours After Odoro Ikpe Police Station was Attacked In Ini LGA, Gunmen have again attacked Two police formation In Etim Ekpo LGA on Wednesday morning killing one Officer During the two attacks, different facilities, vehicles, and other valuables were destroyed by the gunmen.
The gunmen also razed Ika police station. During the two attacks, different facilities, vehicles, and other valuables were destroyed by the gunmen. The incident comes four days after six persons — five officers and the wife of a policeman were killed following an attack on the divisional headquarters in the Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. Two people persons are feared dead after unidentified gunmen attacked a police station in Iwukem, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
The police public relations officer in the state Odiko MacDon who confirmed the attack said the gunmen, came in two vehicles, first attacked the Etim Ekpo area command where the police officer was killed.
The PPRO said the gunmen later proceeded to the Ika divisional police station where they were successfully repelled by the security operatives. “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,”
The statement by the PRO MacDon reads. “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.”
Police facilities in at least five LGAs – Essien Udim, Ika, Ini, Ikono, and now Abak – have been attacked so far in the state. There has been a spate of attacks on security agencies in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones, which has compounded the security challenges in the two regions.