Breaking: More Policemen killed as gunmen launch fresh attacks, 12 cows killed in Akwa Ibom

Unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) again on Sunday razed Mkpatak police station in Essien Udim Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state and killed two police officers and 12 cows.

Blueprint gathered that the operations were carried out in a cordinated attacks launched in three different locations in the LGA.

All the attacks are coming barely 24 hours after five police officers and a police officer”s wife were killed in an attack on Idoro Ikpe police station in Ini LGA on Saturday.

A source who pleaded anonymity told Blueprint correspondent in Uyo, that the officers were killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen while the cows were killed at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the same LGA

According to the source, one of the officers was burnt inside his car while the other officer on motorcycle was shot by the hoodlums.

“Two police officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen and. One was burnt inside his vehicle, while the other one was shot by the bandits. As we speak the situation is still tensed. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak village,” the source said.

The Public Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the attacks however, said he was yet to get official report adding that the police were following the trend.

He said the command has demanded for an update which will be made known as soon as it was ready.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas.

“Well, I’m yet to get official report but we are following the trend and we have asked for an update and in no distance time there will be an update. As soon as we have the update we will let the world know. The CP has ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas,” Macdon said.

Also, information reaching Blueprint also indicated that there is another attack in a police in Abak LGA area of the state.

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