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Gunmen Kill Two Policemen In Akwa Ibom

BEVERLY HILLS, February 22, (THEWILL) – Unknown gunmen on Monday killed two policemen at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.

The gunmen also set ablaze a Hilux vehicle which the deceased police officers used.

The Hilux van, belonging to the Quick Response Squad attached to the Essien Udim Police Division, was always stationed at Ikpe Annang Junction where the attack took place.

An unidentified police Inspector is said to have been burnt beyond recognition.

However, it could not be ascertained if the hoodlums shot and killed the police officers before setting their vehicle on fire.

Unconfirmed reports said three rifles were stolen by the criminals during the attack.

It would be recalled that hoodlums had attacked a police station in the area twice, destroying properties and inflicting machete cuts on a police officer, leaving him unconscious for months.

The Ikot Ekpene Area Commander, ACP Bello Kankofori, expressed shock at the attack on policemen.

He assured that the police would fish out those behind the dastardly act and called on residents to help with information to flush out criminals from the area.

The lawmaker representing Essien Udim in the State House Assembly, Esse Umoh, who visited the scene condemned the attack.

The State Police Public Relations Officer SP Odiko MacDon, could not be reached for his reaction as he did not respond to phone calls.