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Gunmen attacks: We lost 21 gallant officers, seven firearms, 11 vehicles – Akwa Ibom police

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Following incessant attacks on its facilities and checkpoints by unknown gunmen, Akwa Ibom State Police Command chapter says it has recorded a loss of 21 gallant operatives, 11 vehicles and seven firearms

The State Police Commissioner, CP Amiengheme Andrew, made the statement when Governor Udom Emmanuel visited the headquarters of the law enforcement agency to commiserate with them.

Recall that Udom made a donation of N60 million to the families of officers who lost their lives in the unprecedented attack.

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In a statement issued by the State Police Spokesman, Odiko MacDon, one of their officers, Sergeant Obadia Eli, attached to Mopol 57, Ukana, who was on his way to his beat, was also reported killed.

The Guardian reported that in spite of its many losses, the command has assured residents of its commitment to ensuring security in all parts of Akwa Ibom State.

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MacDon further urged residents to be of good conduct and continue to partner with the police to end senseless destruction of lives and properties in the state.

“The command received information that two of its outposts, which were not in operational use, located at Mkpanak in Essien Udim and Ikot Odon in Abak Local Government Area, were attacked by hoodlums.

“At Ikot Odon, a scrap vehicle parked outside and a motorcycle inside were burnt, but the building was not razed, while at Mkpanak, the command commended youths of the community who quickly put out the fire meant to set a building ablaze.”

 

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