Unknown gunmen, believed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have again attacked a Divisional Police Station in Udung Uko Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State and injured three police officers on duty.
It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle on Saturday night and opened fire on the unsuspecting officers.
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It was learnt that three of the officers sustained serious injuries from gunshots in an attempt to repel the attack.
“Unknown gunmen shot sporadically last night at the police divisional headquarters in Udung Uko.
“The gallant Police officers on duty tried to repel the attack but three policemen sustained serious degrees of injuries from the attack,” the source which preferred to remain unnamed said, adding that the community was no longer safe.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident, said no life was lost during the attack.
Macdon stated that the hoodlums came into the police station in a Toyota Sienna car and opened fire but the officers repelled the attack.
He said: “An attempt was made at our facility in Udung Uko local government area of Akwa Ibom State but our men repelled that attack.
“There was no casualty. The vigilance of our men on duty led to the foiling of the attack.
“Armed men came into the station in a Sienna Toyota car with an unknown number and opened fire and our men replied them and they zoomed off.
“The place has been fortified and investigation is ongoing,” he said.