Suspected ESN Operatives Attack Akwa Ibom Police Station, Kill Two

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Gunmen suspected to members of the military arm of IPOB – Eastern Security Network – on Saturday attacked a police station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo in Ikono LGA of Akwa Ibom State, killing two police officers.

Newspot gathered that a female police officer was injured while five vehicles belonging to the station were set ablaze during the attack which occurred around 3 am.

In a statement titled ‘This ill wind will be decimated with utmost precision,’ on his Facebook account, the press secretary to the chairman of Ikono LGA, Nsisong Ntuk, said a flag hoisted at the police station was also carted away.

Ntuk wrote, “Today, Saturday 1st May 2021, the chairman of Ikono LGA received a distress call about the invasion of the Police Station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo by criminals alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network by 3am.

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“In the ensuing melee, two police officers were killed, five vehicles burnt, a policewoman on night duty was critically injured, and a flag hoisted at the police station stolen.

“On getting the alarming information, chairman, Nyakno Okoibu, and the Chief Security Officer of the Local Government Area swung into action by arriving at the scene of the mayhem with his retinue of aides.

“Proactive measures have been taken to ensure that normalcy is restored to the area of attack and other parts of the Local Government Area.”

Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations officer, Odiko Macdon, said extra police operatives have been mobilized to the scene and the situation is being assessed.

He said, “There was an attack on our Ikono base, it wasn’t razed down and as we speak police officers drafted to the scene are assessing the situation already.”

Source: Newspot

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