Gunmen at the weekend ambushed and Killed two police officers who were on their way from Uyo to their base in Abia state
The gunmen, believed to be militants operating along Etim Ekpo Iwukem road were said to have ambushed the policemen in a surprise attack.
The state Police Public Relation Officer, (PPRO) Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said the policemen were attacked by the gunmen in the early hours of Saturday along Iwukem Road, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state, while driving to their base in Azumini, Abia state.
The state police spokesperson said there were three police officers inside the ambushed vehicle and were returning from Uyo where they went for an official assignment.
He said two of them died instantly from gunshot wounds, while the third, who was the leader of the team, survived the attack and is receiving treatment at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH),.
“The Akwa Ibom State Police Command is on an intensive manhunt for the gunmen.
“The commissioner of police is angry about it and has taken steps to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book,” Mr MacDon said.
Etim Ekpo is among the four local government areas notorious for cult-related violence and killings in Akwa Ibom.
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