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Gunmen kill policeman, injure several others in Akwa Ibom

There appears to be no let up on the high incidence of killings in the country with the reported killing, on Sunday, of a policeman with several others wounded in a dawn attack by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The attack was carried out on a police station in Ini local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

Eyewitnesses said the operation lasted few minutes as men of the Police Quick Intervention Unit (QIU) with their counterparts from Ikot Ekpene Area Command engaged the attackers in a gun duel.

According to reports, the police launched a counterattack which led to the death of one of the assailants, Imo John Udo, said to be an indigene of Ikot Edem Udo, Okon Clan in Essien Udim council area of the state.

There are unconfirmed reports also that some persons may have lost their lives in the crossfire that ensued between the police and the hoodlums.

The Nation learnt the suspected terrorists invaded the area with motorcycles and immediately opened fire on the police station.

Two motorcycles suspected to have been abandoned by the hoodlums were seen at the scene of the incident.

The police were yet to confirm the incident.

Police spokesperson, Odiko Macdon SP, did not respond to calls by The Nation as at the time of filing this report.

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