BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Attack 2 Police Stations in Akwa Ibom

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Attack 2 Police Stations in Akwa Ibom

- Akwa Ibom state continues to suffer coordinated attacks by unknown armed groups

- On Wednesday morning, May 12, two police stations were attacked by the armed criminals

- One of the police stations was attacked a few weeks ago by the hoodlums

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Two divisional police stations in Akwa Ibom state were attacked on Wednesday morning, May 12 by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

Plus TV Africa reports that the Ika police station was attacked again making it the second time the station will suffer such an attack in two weeks.

Also, the Etim Ekpo Divisional police station was invaded by the gunmen in what seems to be a coordinated attack.

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen attack 2 police stations in Akwa Ibom
Governor Udom Emmanuel recently vowed to stop the attacks on police stations in Akwa Ibom state. Photo credit: @MrUdomEmmanuel
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Television Continental also reported the incident via its Twitter page citing intelligence reports.

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On Facebook page, Nigerians are reacting to the latest attack on police facilities in the country.

Tessy Elastic wrote:

“This’s a very bad time to be a police officer.”

Opara Wisdom Nnaemeka

“If my father is a policeman, I will ask him to resign. I can't afford to lose him for this country.”

Mazi Emeka Nnaji

“Why only governmentt facilities? It's a revolution cooking to explode. The government should listen to the people before it's too late.”

Samuel wrote on Twitter:

“Dear Governor Udom Emmanuel, please take urgent and strident measures to curb the killing of law enforcement personnel in your state. If their morale is further weakened, we will be at the mercy of criminals. Do whatever is necessary to curb this ugly trend.”

Recall that Akwa Ibom governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, recently condemned the attacks on security assets within the state, promising to ensure that his administration deploys all available resources at its disposal towards ensuring that normalcy returns soon.

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The governor made the comment on Monday, May 10 during the meeting of the Executive Council of the Akwa Ibom government held at the executive council chambers in Government House, Uyo, the state capital.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun, a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), said the attacks on policemen and police stations have worsened the security crisis in Nigeria.

The former IGP said there is a need to study the attack on policemen, adding that the new trend is very dangerous.


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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

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