Again, Gunmen Attack Akwa Ibom Police Stations, Kill Officer
One police officer, Edogi Bassey, has been killed in the
early hours of Wednesday as gunmen attacked two police stations in Akwa Ibom
The officer was killed after the gunmen around 6.30 am
attacked Etim Ekpo Area Command and Division.
A portion of the police station was also razed by the
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko
MacDon confirmed the incident to newsmen in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The police spokesperson however lamented over the
“unacceptable worrisome trend” of incessant attacks on police facilities and
He assured that Police authorities are working to nip the
ugly trend in its bud.
There has been a spate of attacks on security agencies in
the South-east and South-south which has compounded the security challenges in
the two regions.
Last week, five police officers including the wife of an officer
were killed by gunmen during an attack on Divisional Police Headquarters, Odoro
Ikpe in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State.
Also in April, two police officers were killed and a vehicle
attached to the division burnt down during an attack on Ika Divisional