Information reaching TheNewsGuru.com, TNG on Saturday has it that daredevil gunmen again launched fresh attacks on police officers and facilities in Akwa Ibom State.
TNG gathered that this time the gunmen took the attacks to a police station in Ini Local Government Area, a border area with Abia State killing eight officers on duty.
The ruthless assailants also killed an unidentified woman during the attacks.
TNG reports that the attacks on public facilities particularly police stations in the state has intensified in the last one month.
On Sunday, May 2nd, hoodlums attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state and also set the building ablaze.
On Saturday, May 1, unknown gunmen invaded the Ikono Police Divisional Headquarters at Ibiaku Ntok Okpo around 3 am, killing no fewer than two policemen on duty.
They also burnt down five police vehicles and injured a policewoman on night duty.
The daredevil gunmen also struck on Wednesday, April 28 killing two policemen manning a checkpoint at Urua Inyang, headquarters of Ika local government area of the state.
Inimfon Silas, a journalist and chairman of the Federated Chapel of the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who hails from the area, said: “the armed hoodlums on several motorcycles, stormed the checkpoint and shot the two officers dead, while others fled, leaving the hoodlums to seize their riffles and set their patrol van ablaze.”
Meanhwhile, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command is yet to confirm the latest attack.