Gunmen on Tuesday night killed two policemen at a checkpoint at Urua Inyang in Ika Native authorities space of Akwa Ibom state.
The hoodlums had been reported to have stormed the checkpoint on a number of bikes and attacked policemen on the checkpoint.
Eyewitnesses mentioned the gunmen opened hearth on the officers, prompting a few of the policemen to run away.
The hoodlums then carted away rifles and burnt down their van.
An eyewitness, Inimfon Silas, who hails from the native authorities, confirmed the incident.
He mentioned: “The armed hoodlums on a number of bikes stormed the checkpoint and shot the 2 officers useless whereas others fled, leaving the hoodlums to grab their riffles and set the patrol van ablaze”.
Akwa Ibom Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday, mentioned the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, is already in Ika for an-on-the-spot evaluation of the assault.
“We’re in Ika, making an attempt to assemble extra details concerning the incident”, Macdon mentioned, including that he can be in a greater place to present particulars after the go to,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Commissioner of Police and your complete Police neighborhood within the state are saddened by the a number of assaults which have occured towards safety operatives in the previous couple of months.
The newest killing brings to 5 policemen killed within the line of responsibility in Akwa Ibom by gunmen whereas 4 others had been declared lacking within the latest occasions.