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Gunmen Attack Police Station In Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi

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Unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Monday have attacked a police station in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom State and the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State.

Naija News reports that Police formations in the southern part of Nigeria have come under constant attack from unknown gunmen.

Confirming the attack to Premium Times, the police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom State, Odiko MacDon, said a part of the Essien Udim police station and some old vehicles, which were parked as exhibits at the station, were set on fire by the gunmen.

He said the commissioner of police in the state visited the scene of the attack and has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Essien Udim has been notorious for cult-related killings and violence.

Two police officers were killed about six days ago in the local government area when suspected cultists attacked a police checkpoint in the area.

In Ebonyi State, the attackers were said to have set the building ablaze, using fire bombs.

Confirming the incident, the Police Commissioner in Ebonyi State, Aliyu Garba, said: “Yes they attacked the station around 1a.m. but there was no casualties.

“They threw improvised fire bomb at the station and it ignited but it only affected a small part of the building.”

He said steps were being taken to protect police facilities and personnel in the state.

Part of the steps, he said, include reinforcements in units and divisions needing such and rebuilding the confidence of personnel.

Three police officers were killed in a January attack on the Onueke police station in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.