The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the death of a police officer who was shot dead by hoodlums who attacked two police stations in Ika and Etim Ekpo local government areas of the state today May 12.
The incident was confirmed by the state police public relations officer, SP Odiko MacDon, who gave the name of the deceased as PC Edogi Bassey.
According to MacDon, the hoodlums came in two vehicles armed with AK 47 rifles.
”At about 6:30 am 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 perpetuate their nefarious activities were successfully again repelled leaving the Station intact without loss of lives or arms,” he added.