Senior Police Officer Set Ablaze
It was a thing of shock when information reaching us that, Police Inspector has died in Essien Udim local government area, Akwa Ibom State after unknown gunmen macheted and set him on fire in his house.
The incident comes after Governor Udom Emmanuel restricted the operations of motorcycles and tricycles in the local council and two others over an increase in criminal activities that led to the loss of lives of citizens and security personnel.
The latest incident, at Ikot Afangha community in Essien Udim, also comes after another another police inspector was set ablaze inside a van at a checkpoint at Ikpe Annang junction, still in the local government area.
The State police spokesman Odiko Macdon confirmed the latest attack which took place on 28 March 2021.
“We are aware of the incident and it is quite unfortunate,” he said in a statement. “We are yet to really establish the remote and immediate causes of the incident and we will be able to establish that when investigations are concluded.
Macdon said the Commissioner of Police CP Andrew Amiengheme was deeply saddened and has consoled the bereaved family and has ordered mass Police operations in the area.
“There is an ongoing operation right now in the area and hopefully the culprits will be apprehended and I can assure you that justice will prevail at the end of the investigation,” he added.
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