Gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), have killed another five policemen and a woman in Odoro Ikpe, Akwa Ibom State.
The gunmen were said to have attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters in Odoro Ikpe, Ini Local Government of the state.
The Local Government Chairman, Israel Adaisin, who confirmed the killing in a statement, said the gunmen arrived Ini Local Government Area with two buses and one Sienna car on Saturday at about 2:45 am numbering more than 40 men.
The gunmen killed 5 policemen on duty and one woman at Odoro Ikpe Police station while burning several vehicles during the attack.
The chairman extended his heartfelt condolences to the fallen heroes’ families and the Nigerian Police Force who died in the line of duty.
Adaisin thanked the youths of Ini Local Government Area who were proactive in raising alarm which was the needed force that helped to reduce the level of casualties which would have been recorded as a result of the attack.
He urged the people of the council to stay calm as the council was working with relevant security agencies and the Government of Akwa Ibom State to ensure that the situation was contained and necessary modalities put in place to forestall a re-occurrence.
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