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The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed an attack on its Udung Uko Divisional Police Headquarters by some yet to be identified gunmen.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko MacDon, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Udung Uko in Akwa Ibom on Sunday.
According to MacDon, that the situation would have been worse but for the gallant policemen on duty who repelled the attack.
He, however, revealed that the three officers who sustained gunshot wounds were receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
“Gunmen on Saturday night attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters in Udung Uko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
‘At least three officers sustained fatal injuries, resulting from heavy gunshots as policemen on duty tried to repel the attack,‘ he said.
According to him, the identities of the assailants are still unknown.
Meanwhile, a source, who claimed anonymity, told the newsmen that the gunmen came in a Sienna Toyota vehicle.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK