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One police officer has been shot dead after attacking two police stations in Ika and Etim Ekpo local government areas of Akwa Ibom state today May 12.

The police officer killed has been identified as PC Edogi Bassey.

Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, SP Odiko MacDon, said the hoodlums came in two vehicles armed with AK 47 rifles.

”At about 6:30am today, Armed men, in their numbers, armed with AK 47 Rifles and other dangerous weapons, in two vehicles attacked the rented building housing the Etim Ekpo Area Command and Division.

The undaunted and vigilant Police Officers on duty, gallantly fought back, repelled them and averted the intended carnage. Unfortunately, a dedicated Officer, one PC Edogi Bassey paid the supreme price while a small portion of the building was torched.

The gunmen who proceeded to Ika Division to perpetrate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the Station intact without loss of lives or arms.

This unacceptable worrisome trend is being addressed by the Police hierarchy and requires the cooperation of all,” he said.

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