Some gunmen have killed a female Police officers Corporal, Esther Akpan and a police special Constabulary, Isonuyo Paul, on Tuesday in Akwa Ibom State.
The victims, attached to the Divisional police station in Ika Local government area of Akwa Ibom state, were returning from duty in a Volvo car belonging to the police when the gunmen attacked and killed them.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, on Wednesday said the criminals armed with AK-47 and other dangerous weapons were promptly repelled by the divisional police officers on duty, while their original intention was to attack the divisional police station.
According to the statement the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has visited the divisional police station and sympathized with the families of the deceased officers.
“On 27/4/2021, at about 7:00pm, some armed men on Motorcycles, heading towards Ika Divisional Headquarters’ vicinity, armed with AK-47 and other dangerous weapons with the intent to attack the Division and set it ablaze met stiff resistance as the Divisional Police Officer and other Officers on the ground fought gallantly and repelled the attackers who took to their heels with possible bullet wounds.
“Unfortunately, before heading towards the Station to attack it, they ambushed and killed a Woman Police Corporal, one Esther Akpan, who had just closed from duty and was on her way home in company with a Police Special Constabulary, one Isonuyo Effiong Paul, and burnt the Volvo vehicle attached to the Division.
“The Commissioner of Police, who was at the Division for an on-the-spot assessment, condoled with the families of the slained female Officer and the Special Constabulary,” the statement said.