Gunmen kill two police officers, burn five vehicles in Akwa Ibom
Gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked and killed two police officers at the Ikono Police Divisional Headquarters in Ibiaku Ntok Okpo, Akwa Ibom state.
It was gathered that the sad incident occurred around 3am in the early hours of today (Saturday) May 1 with five police vehicles burnt.
The Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area, Nsisong Ntuk, who confirmed the incident said the hoodlums even hoisted their flag at the police station.
A statement from Ntuk reads, “Today, Saturday 1st May 2021, the Executive Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area received a distress call about the invasion of the Police Station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo by criminals alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by 3am.
“In the ensuing melee two police officers were killed, five vehicles burnt, and a policewoman on night duty was critically injured, the flag hoisted at the police station stolen and destructive acts carried out by the invaders.”