Two policemen were shot dead by gunmen in Akwa Ibom state and their patrol vehicles were set ablaze.
Pockets of criminal elements have been carrying out violent attacks across the South Eastern region of Nigeria in recent times.
According to Tribune Online, the two policemen were shot dead, their patrol vehicle razed and their rifles carted away by the gunmen in Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Amiengheme Andrew, and other top officers of the command were said to be at the scene of the incident for an on-the-spot assessment.
In other reports, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Wednesday, maintained that Nigeria’s present security architecture cannot guarantee effective policing and address the array of security challenges confronting the country.
Akeredolu who stated this during a virtual panel discussion on the #EndSars protest that occurred last year noted that a single command in Abuja cannot oversee the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory and ensure effective tackling of the issues affecting policing in Nigeria.