Wednesday, June 23, 2021

JUST IN: IPOB militants kill 6 policemen, raze down station in Akwa Ibom


Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have reportedly killed six policemen in Ini local government area of Akwa Ibom state.

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The hoodlums also razed the Divisional Police Station at Odoro Ikpe, headquarters of the council area.

According to a report by The Nation, the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday.

The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, confirmed the attack.

According to him, six people were killed, but that not all of them were police officers.

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He said a wife to one of the officers was among those killed.

“Yes, there was an attack in Ini Divisional Police Headquarters,” Mr MacDon.

“We are trying to assess the situation, we will get back to you,” he added.

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