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Gunmen have attacked another police station in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria’s South-south, less than 24 hours after the killing of five police officers and a wife to one of the officers in a similar attack in the state.

It was learnt that the recent attack occurred on Sunday afternoon at a local police station in Abak Local Government Area of the state.

But no life was lost in the attack, a source disclosed.

However, some vehicles were set ablaze by the gunmen, according to source who pleaded anonymity.

As at the time of filling this report Police command was yet to react to the incident.

Saturday’s attack at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ini Local Government Area of the state was the deadliest so far, followed by the killing of three police officers in Essien Udim Local Government Area about two months ago.

An official of the Akwa Ibom State Government said the gunmen shot the officers dead while they were asleep and then set ablaze the administrative block of the station.

“They went to the police quarters where the police officers were sleeping and shot them dead,” the official said.

Police facilities in at least five local government areas – Essien Udim, Ika, Ini, Ikono, and now Abak – have been attacked so far in the state.


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