Armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra again on Sunday razed Mkpatak Police Station in the Essien Udim Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State and killed two police officers and 12 cows.
It was also gathered that there was another attack on a police station in Abak LGA area of the state
It was gathered that the burning of the police station at Mkpatak, the killing of the two officers and 12 cow were carried out in a coordinated attacks launched in three different locations in the LGA.
All the attacks are coming barely 24 hours after five police officers and a police officer’s wife were killed in an attack on Idoro Ikpe Police Station in Ini LGA on Saturday.
A source told our correspondent in Uyo that the officers were killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen while the cows were killed at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the same LGA
According to the source, one of the officers was burnt inside his car, while the other officer on motorcycle was shot by the hoodlums.
“Two police officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen. One was burnt inside his vehicle, while the other one was shot by the bandits. As we speak the situation is still tense. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak village,” the source said.
The state Public Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the attacks, however, said had is yet to get official report.
He said the command had demanded for an update which will be made known as soon as it was ready adding that the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, had ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas.