By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Unknown gummen again on Sunday razed Mkpatak Police Station in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, killing two police officers and twelve cows in a coordinated attack.
It was gathered that the burning of the Police Station at Mkpatak, the killing of the two officers and twelve cow were carried out in a coordinated attack launched in three different locations in the LGA.
All these occurred barely 24 hours after five police officers and a police officer”s wife were killed in an attack on Idoro Ikpe divisional police station in Ini local government area on Saturday.
A source who pleaded anonymity said in Uyo, that the officers were killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen while the cows were killed at Afaha Ikot Ebak in the same LGA
According to the source one of the officers was burnt inside his car while the other was shot on motorcycle by the hoodlums.
“Two police officers have been killed in Ukana Ikot Ntuen and. One was burnt inside his vehicle, while the other one was shot by the bandits. As we speak the situation is still tensed. They killed 12 cows in Afaha Ikot Ebak village”the! source said.
The Public Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon who confirmed the attacks however said he was yet to get official report adding that the police were following the trend.
He said the command has demanded for an update which will be made known as soon as it was ready adding that the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas.
“Well, I am yet to get official report but we are following the trend and we have asked for an update and in no distance time there will be an update. As soon as we have the update we will let the world know. The CP has ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas” Macdon said.