SUSPECTED CULTISTS ATTACK POLICE CHECKPOINT IN AKWA IBOM, KILL ONE INSPECTOR, SET POLICE VAN ABLAZE
Gunmen suspected to be cultists on Monday attacked a police checkpoint in Akwa Ibom, killing one inspector, setting a police van ablaze, and leaving several other security operatives injured with bullet wounds.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the State.
It was gathered that the assailants stormed the checkpoint on motorcycles, set ablaze the police van, shot at the officers, leaving the Police Inspector dead while other security personnel escaped with gunshot wounds.
The State's Police PRO, Odiko Macdon, confirming the incident, described the attack as a reprisal one and stated that investigations have commenced to arrest the cultists.