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Gunmen attack patrol team, kill three policemen in Akwa Ibom

Suspected hoodlums have reportedly attacked a patrol team and killed three policemen in Essien Udim LGA of the state on Wednesday March 31.

A chief superintendent of police (CSP) and commander of the quick intervention unit of the police command in Akwa Ibom, Ben Ajide was among the officers killed in the attack.

According to the command’s public relations officer, Odiko MacDon, four other officers are still missing.

The statement read;

“The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, is deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack on security personnel who were out maintaining the peace yesterday, 30th March, 2021 which led to the demise of CSP Ben Ajide who was the Commander of the Command’s Quick Intervention Unit and two others, while four others are missing. 

“Whereas the remote and immediate causes of these unprovoked attacks are unknown, a discreet investigation is on the way to unravel the same and seek a lasting solution.”

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