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Breaking: Gunmen shoot another five policemen, woman dead in Akwa Ibom

 Breaking: Gunmen shoot another five policemen, woman dead in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen kill another five policemen in Akwa Ibom
Gunmen have shot another five policemen and a woman dead in Akwa Ibom State in an attack on the Divisional Police Headquarters in Odoro Ikpe, Ini Local Government.
The gunmen were suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
A statement issued by Israel Adaisin, Chairman, Ini Local Government, confirmed the tragedy, blaming ESN for the attack.
The chairman said the gunmen arrived Ini Local Government Area with two buses and one Sienna car on Saturday at about 2:45 am numbering more than 40 men, killed 5 policemen on duty and one woman at Odoro Ikpe Police station while burning several vehicles during the attack.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the fallen heroes families and the Nigerian Police Force who died in the line of duty.
Adaisin thanked the youths of Ini Local Government Area who were proactive in raising alarm which was the needed force that helped to reduce the level of casualties which would have been recorded as a result of the attack.
He urged the people of the council to stay calm as the council was working with relevant security agencies and the Government of Akwa Ibom State to ensure that the situation was contained and necessary modalities put in place to forestall a re-occurrence.
Adaisin said there was no cause for fear as the culprits would be brought to book in no distant time.
Earlier on Saturday, gunmen shot seven policemen dead in Rivers State.

Killing of 7 policemen: We won’t succumb to secessionist agenda – Wike
Nyesom Wike 
The Rivers State Security Council presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike has called for calm following an overnight attacks on police personnel in the State.
Gunmen shot dead seven policemen in the early hours of Saturday and attacked three police stations in Rivers.
Wike, who presided over an emergency meeting of the Security Council at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday, condemned the attacks by unidentified armed assailants on some police formations.
In a Government House press statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant on Media, said “the governor reiterated that no amount of intimidation or cruel resort to barbaric attacks will make the State succumb to secessionist agenda of those who are bent on plunging Nigeria into another unwarranted crisis.
He, on behalf of the Government of Rivers State, expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the policemen and the Rivers State Police Command.
“On behalf of the Government of Rivers State, I wish to offer our heartfelt condolences and express our deep sadness in the wake of these horrific attacks.”
Wike urged residents of Rivers State to be calm, as the Security Council has taken measures to secure the State.
He further enjoined them to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement of persons to security agents.

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