Two police officers were killed by unknown gunmen in Urua Inyang, headquarters of Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday night, April 27.
The slain were Police Corporal, one Esther Akpan and Police Special Constabulary, one Isonuyo Effiong Paul.
The Akwa Ibom Police command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, in a statement in Uyo on Tuesday, said CP Amiengheme Andrew had visited IKa Divisional Police Headquarters and scene of attack.
MaCdon narrated ”On 27/4/2021, at about 7:00p.m, some armed men on motorcycles, heading towards Ika Divisional Headquarters vicinity, armed with AK-47 and other dangerous weapons with the intent to attack the Division and set it ablaze met stiff resistance as the Divisional Police Officer and other Officers on ground fought gallantly and repelled the attackers who took to their heels with possible bullet wounds.
According to him, ”Unfortunately, before heading towards the Station to attack it, they ambushed and killed a Woman Police Corporal, one Esther Akpan who had just closed from duty and was on her way home in company of a Police Special Constabulary, one Isonuyo Effiong Paul and burnt the Volvo vehicle attached to the Division.
The Commissioner of Police, who was at the Division for an on-the-spot assessment, condoled with the families of slain female Officer and the Special Constabulary.
He commended the gallantry exhibited by the DPO and his men and was also very appreciative of the role played by the youths of IKA, while urging them to continue partnering the police in crime fighting. He has, however, launch a discreet investigation with the aim of bringing perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice,’’ MacDon added.