An officer was shot dead when gunmen attacked two police stations in Ika and Etim Ekpo LGA of Akwa Ibom state on Wednesday morning.
Odiko MacDon, police public relations officer in the state, who confirmed the attack also identified the police officer that was killed as PC Edogi Bassey.
Confirming the incident, he equally said the hoodlums came in two vehicles armed with AK 47 rifles.
”At about 6:30am today, Armed men, in their numbers, armed with AK 47 Rifles and other dangerous weapons, in two vehicles attacked the rented building housing the Etim Ekpo Area Command and Division.
The undaunted and vigilant Police Officers on duty, gallantly fought back, repelled them and averted the intended carnage. Unfortunately, a dedicated Officer, one PC Edogi Bassey paid the supreme price while a small portion of the building was torched.
The gunmen who proceeded to Ika Division to perpetrate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the Station intact without loss of lives or arms.
This unacceptable worrisome trend is being addressed by the Police hierarchy and requires the cooperation of all,” he said.