Tension in Akwa Ibom As Gunmen Kill Two Police Officers in Fresh Attack

Members of IPOB’s security arm, Eastern Security Network, were suspected to be behind the attack, according to a statement from the local authorities.


Two police officers were killed on Saturday in the Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s south-south, by unknown gunmen who attacked a police station.

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According to a statement from Chairman of Ikono Council, Nyakno Okoibu, a female police officer was also injured in the attack, and five vehicles parked at the station’s premises were set ablaze.

According to a statement released by the chairman’s media aide, Nsisong Ntuk, the attack happened about 3 a.m.

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Members of IPOB’s security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN), were suspected of being behind the attack, according to the statement.

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According to the release, “the chairman has been taking overarching steps to ensure that normalcy is restored to the attack region and other areas of the Local Government Area.”

“The chairman wishes to reassure the people of Ikono that all necessary apparatus will be enabled in collaboration with the State’s Chief Security Officer, Governor Udom Emmanuel, to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are apprehended and brought to justice.

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“Akwa Ibom State has over the years been recognised as a peaceful state where lives and assets of those domiciled within it are safe and protected. The narrative will not shift at this time, according to the statement.

The local government has asked residents to volunteer some valuable information about the attack to the police.

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The police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon, did not respond to calls from our reporter as of the time of filing this storey, so Ejes Gist Nigeria was unable to get an immediate response to the latest attack.

The spate of attacks on security officials in the South-east and South-south has compounded the security challenges in the two regions.


Police facilities have been previously attacked in Essien Udim and Ika local government areas of Akwa Ibom State, with scores of officers killed.


IPOB, a pro-Biafra group which has been proscribed by the Nigerian government, has denied their involvement in the attacks in the two regions.



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