Some unknown armed men again on Saturday night attacked a divisional police station in Udung Uko local government of Akwa Ibom State and injured three police officers on duty, according to The PUNCH.
It was gathered that the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle and opened fire on the unsuspecting officers.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent in Uyo, the state capital that three of the officers sustained serious injuries from gunshots in an attempt to repel the attack.
“Unknown gunmen shot sporadically last night at the police divisional headquarters Udung Uko.
The gallant Police officers on duty tried to repel the attack but three policemen sustained serious degrees of injuries from the attack” the source said adding the community is no longer safe.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident however said no life was lost during the attack.
Macdon said the hoodlums came into the police station in a Toyota Sienna car and opened fire.
He, however, lauded the officers for their vigilance in repelling the attack.
He said, “An attempt was made at our facility in Udung Uko local government area of Akwa Ibom state but our men repelled that attack. There was no casualty. The vigilance of our men on duty led to the foiling of the attack.
“Armed men came into the station in a Sienna Toyota car with an unknown number and opened fire and our men replied them and they zoom off. The place has been fortified and investigation is ongoing.”