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Two Killed As Gunmen Attack Police Station In Awka Ibom

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Ijeoma Okeke

Gunmen again on Saturday attacked a police station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo in Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The gunmen attacked the police station around 3am on Saturday

During the attack two persons were killed, a female police officer was injured while five vehicles belonging to the station were set ablaze.

This is happening few days after Ika Police Station was invaded and a female officer, Esther Akpan and a special police Constabulary, Isonuyo Paul were killed

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In a statement titled ‘This ill wind will be decimated with utmost precision,’ by the press secretary to the chairman of Ikono LGA, Nsisong Ntuk said the 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.

“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.”

According to Ntuk, the people of Ikono should remain calm as necessary security measures are being taken to restore normalcy to the affected areas.

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