Members of IPOB’s security arm, Eastern
Security Network, were suspected to be behind the attack, according to a
statement from the local authorities.
Two police officers were
killed on Saturday by some unknown gunmen who attacked a police facility
in Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s
A female police officer was also injured in the
attack, while five vehicles parked at the station’s premises were set
ablaze, according to a statement from the Chairman of Ikono council,
The statement issued by the chairman’s media aide, Nsisong Ntuk, said the attack occurred at about 3 a.m.
The statement said members of IPOB’s security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN), were suspected to be behind the attack.
chairman has been making overarching measures to ensure that normalcy
is restored to the area of attack and other parts of the Local
Government Area,” the statement said.
“The chairman wishes to
reassure the people of Ikono that in liaison with the Chief Security
Officer of the State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, all necessary apparatus
will be activated to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime
are apprehended and brought to book.
“Akwa Ibom State has over
the years been known as a peaceful state where lives and properties of
those domiciled within it are safe and secured. The narrative will not
change now,” the statement added.
The local administration has requested people to volunteer to the police useful information about the attack.
TIMES could not immediately get the police reaction to the latest
attack, as the police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon, did not respond to
calls from our reporter as of the time of filing this report.