Gunmen set another police inspector ablaze in Akwa Ibom
Gunmen suspected to be cultists on Monday killed a police inspector, identified as Aniekan, in Akwa Ibom state.
WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the hoodlums traced the inspector to his house at Ikot Afangha community in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state after which they set him ablaze while inside the apartment.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident, said the police is yet to really establish the remote and immediate causes of the attack.
“We are aware of the incident and it is quite unfortunate. We are yet to really establish the remote and immediate causes of the incident and we will be able to establish that when investigations are concluded.
“The Commissioner of Police is deeply saddened and has consoled the bereaved family and has ordered mass Police operations in the area.
“There is an ongoing operation right now in the area and hopefully the culprits will be apprehended and I can assure you that justice will prevail at the end of the investigation,” he assured.
WITHIN NIGERIA recall that just last month a police inspector was set ablaze inside a van at a checkpoint at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Udium in the state.
This latest attack makes it the third in the series of coordinated attacks by the hoodlums on police formations and personnel in the state.
The insecurity has prompted the state government to order the restriction of motorcycle and tricycle operations in the area within the hours of 6:00 pm to 6 am daily.