Suspected operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the military wing of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have attacked a police formation in Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, killing two police officers and burning down the station in the process
The incident which happened in the early hours of Sunday, saw the attackers razing down the station located at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo, the local government headquarters which shares a close border with some parts of Abia State.
A statement issued by the Chairman of the local government, Hon. Nyakno Okoibu, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Nsisong Ubong Ntuk, stated that the attack took place at about 3am which led to the killing of the officers, burning down the station and a number of police vehicles parked in the premises of the station.
The Executive Chairman informed the people of Ikono local government area and the state at large to stay calm as he is assiduously working with relevant security agencies to ensure that the situation is contained and necessary measures are being put in place to forestall a reoccurrence.
“Already, efforts are being made to bolster the security architecture within the perimeters of Ikono. All indigenes of the local government area are assured of going about their normal routine without fear of attacks, harassment and intimidation as the Chairman is on top of the situation and will communicate the next line of action after interacting with the Executive Governor of the State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel.
“All indigenes of Ikono local government area are encouraged to up their security antenna and report any suspicious activity to security agents. Also, anyone with useful information on the attack should come forward as there is the assurance of strict confidentiality.
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