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    Insecurity: Unknown Gunmen Resumes Operation, Attacks Police Station in Akwa Ibom

    The police command in Akwa Ibom says an officer was injured following an attack by gunmen on a divisional station in Udung Uko LGA of the state.

    The police officer, who was one of those on duty at the station, sustained injury in an attempt to repel the attack on Saturday evening.

    The assailants were said to have arrived in a Sienna Toyota vehicle and opened fire on the station.

    Odiko MacDon, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the attack to TheCable on Sunday.

    He said the officer who sustained injury is receiving treatment.

    Macdon said the situation would have been worse if not for the policemen on duty who repelled the attack.

    “I can only confirm that one of our personnel sustained injuries during the attack,” he said.

    “But we believe the gunmen fled with gunshot wounds. The shooting was sporadic.”

    Police stations in Akwa Ibom have witnessed a series of violent attacks in recent times.

    On May 10, vehicles at the police station in Ikot Odon Otoro, Abak LGA of Akwa Ibom, were set ablaze by gunmen.

    The incident occurred hours after six persons — five officers and the wife of a policeman — were killed following an attack on the divisional headquarters in Ini LGA of Akwa Ibom state.

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