The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the death of no fewer than two police officers and the burning of five police vehicles during an attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The incident which occurred at the Ikono Police Divisional Headquarters at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo was confirmed on Saturday by the Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area, Nsisong Ntuk.
According to Ntuk, after the incident which occurred around 3 am in the early hours of today May 1, the gunmen hoisted their flag at the police station.
He said; “Today, Saturday 1st May 2021, the Executive Chairman of Ikono Local Government Area received a distress call about the invasion of the Police Station at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo by criminals alleged to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) by 3 am.
In the ensuing melee two police officers were killed, five vehicles burnt, and a policewoman on night duty was critically injured, the flag hoisted at the police station stolen and destructive acts carried out by the invaders,” Ntuk added.