Violence Continues as Gunmen Shoot Dead 2 Policemen, Burn Patrol Vehicle in Akwa Ibom

Violence Continues as Gunmen Shoot Dead 2 Policemen, Burn Patrol Vehicle in Akwa Ibom

- Another two police officers have been cut down in their prime in Nigeria

- The officers were killed in Akwa Ibom after gunmen attacked them

- The criminals who razed their vehicles also carted away their rifles and ammunition

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More Nigerians are dying on a daily basis in the hands of gun-wielding criminals. This time, Akwa Ibom state got its own share of the heartbreaking violence when some gunmen shot dead two policemen on Wednesday, April 28.

After killing them, the criminals set their patrol vehicle on fire and carted away their rifles, Tribuneonline reports.

Violence Continues As Gunmen Shoot Dead Two Policemen, Burn Patrol Vehicle In Akwa Ibom
As violence spreads across Nigeria, the new IG is tasked with protecting the country. Photo: PoliceNG
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The incident happened at Ika local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

The state commissioner of police, Amiengheme Andrew, and other top officers of the command were said to be at the scene of the incident for an on-the-spot assessment.

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Similarly, on Sunday, April 25, the Kebbi police command announced that nine of its personnel including a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) were killed by armed bandits in Sakaba local government of the state.

Nafi’u Abubakar, the Kebbi state police command spokesman, said the officers, including two local vigilantes and some civilians, were killed during a gun duel with the terrorists after they attacked five villages namely Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari, and Kurmin Hodo.

In a related development, on Tuesday, April 27, hoodlums burnt down a police station in Kware local government area of Sokoto state.

The hoodlums overpowered the operatives guarding the station and burnt it down along with a car owned by the DPO and two police vans.

Meanwhile, also reported Senator Clifford Ordia of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) called on the federal government to overhaul Nigeria's security architecture, warning that no one was safe anymore in the country.

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Ordia said this after an armed gang attacked his convoy while he was returning from Edo to Abuja on Monday, April 26.

The federal lawmaker representing Edo state central told journalists on Wednesday, April 28, that the gunmen opened fire on his convoy along the Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi, injuring three of his security aides.


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