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Gunmen kill 2 policemen, 12 cows, attack police stations in Akwa Ibom

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By Ismail Auwal

Gunmen have reportedly killed two policemen and razed a police station at Mkpatak, Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

The gunmen also reportedly killed 12 cows in a coordinated attack that took place around 5pm in Akwa Ibom State yesterday.

The gunmen were also said to have attacked a police station in Abak LGA area.

It was gathered the burning of the police station at Mkpatak, the killing of the two officers and 12 cows were carried out in coordinated attacks in three different locations of the LGA.

Akwa Ibom Police spokesman, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the attacks, however said he was yet to get official reports, adding the police are following the trend.
He said the command has demanded for an update on the incident.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered deployment of tactical team to the affected areas.

“They came in Sienna vehicles, motorcycles and attacked the office of the vigilante. Security operatives have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored.”

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