“As I speak, men of the Operation Restore Peace are still combing the bush as the hoodlums possibly escaped with bullet wounds.”
Unknown assailants, in the early hours of Sunday, invaded the Divisional Police Station at Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and shot dead a police officer attached to the station.
EKO HOT BLOG gathered that the police operatives in the station also repelled the attack and arrested one of the assailants, identified as Imo John Udo, an indigene of Ikot Edem Udo, Okon Clan in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, revealed that the assailants invaded the station at about 4:30a.m with motorcycles and immediately opened fire directly at the police station.
The source further disclosed that the latest attack lasted for some minutes as men of the Police Quick Intervention Unit (QIU) with their counterpart from Ikot Ekpene Area Command engaged the assailants in a gun battle.
The eyewitness added that security operatives shot one of the attackers before arresting him while others fled inside the bush leaving their charms behind.
As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, the incident was confirmed by the Akwa Ibom State Command Police Spokesman, SP Odiko Macdon.
He noted that the attack was repelled by officers and men of Operation Restore Peace.
“That attack was repelled by officers and men of the Operation Restore Peace recently launched by the IGP. They arrested one of the hoodlums, Imo John Udo, 28, from Ikot Edem Udo village in Essien Udim LGA of the State.
“There operational vehicle, that is, a Venza vehicle was recovered and three motorcycles as well. Unfortunately, we lost an officer who was hit by bullets and was taken to a hospital in Ikot Ekpene for treatment but we later lost him.
“As I speak, men of the Operation Restore Peace are still combing the bush as the hoodlums possibly escaped with bullet wounds.
“The CP, Andrew Amiengheme has already ordered a discreet investigation into the incident. In no distant time, more of the perpetrators will be arrested. The suspect is cooperating in giving information,” the police spokesperson said.
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