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JUST IN: Two operatives, 12 cows killed as gunmen raze police station in Akwa Ibom


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No fewer than two policemen and twelve cows were killed on Sunday by unknown bandits suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Mkpatak Station in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The burnt Mkpatak Police Station, the murder of two officers and twelve cows were said to be calculated attacks were launched in three different locations in the LGA.

These attacks come 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.

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The PUNCH reported that the officers were killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen while the cows were killed at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the same LGA.

According to a source, one of the officers was burnt inside his car while the other officer on a motorcycle was shot by the hoodlums.

“Two police officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen and one was burnt inside his vehicle, while the other one was shot by the bandits. As we speak, the situation is still tensed. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak Village,” he said.

State Public Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the attacks but was quick to add that he is yet to get an official report.

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He said the command has demanded an update which will be made known soon.

The spokesman added that the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered the deployment of a tactical team to the affected areas.

“Well, I am yet to get the official report, but we are following the trend and we have asked for an update and in no distance time there will be an update. As soon as we have the update we will let the world know. The CP has ordered the deployment of a tactical team to the affected areas,” Macdon said.