Gunmen kill 5 policemen, officer’s wife in Akwa Ibom, set vehicles ablaze


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By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

GUNMEN, on Saturday, invaded Odoro Ikpe Divisional police headquarters in Ini local government area of Akwa Ibom State, killed five policemen on duty, a police Officer’s wife and also set ablaze patrol vehicles.

According to sources from the area, the gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, stormed the police station about 2:45 a.m in two buses and a Sienna car.

A statement posted online purportedly issued from the office of the Chairman, of Ini Local Government Council, Mr Isreal Idaisin indicated that some other police officers also sustained severe injuries during the attack.

According to the statement, Idaisin commended the youths of the Local Government for raising the alarm which helped to reduce the number of casualties recorded.

The statement obtained by Sunday Vanguard reads, “The gunmen who came in two buses and a Sienna car filled with armed men numbering more than 40, arrived Ini Local Government Area with…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper