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Gunmen kill 2 police operatives, burn 5 police vehicles in A’Ibom

By Igbaezu Nnamdi

May 1, 2021

 

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, on Saturday, May 1, 2021, allegedly killed no fewer than two police officers in Akwa Ibom.

According to reports, the hoodlums who invaded Ikono Police Divisional Headquarters at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo around 3am, burnt down five police vehicles and also injured a female police officer on night duty.

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Reports had it that, “Today, Saturday 1st May 2021, the Executive Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area 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 (ESN) by 3 am.

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

The chairman said that efforts are being made to forestall such attack and restore normalcy in the community.

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