Irate youths kill policemen, cart away rifles in Akwa Ibom

It was a day of tragedy as some irate youths went on rampage killing two policemen serving in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The happened on Monday night owing to the case of growing crisis of confidence between the youth and law enforcement agent over the state of insecurity in the area.

During the course of the incidence, the youth also set ablaze a Hilux van believed to be belonging to the police just as one of the policemen was reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

Though it was unclear how the other policeman was killed, the youths also reportedly carted away three police rifles.

The incident is the latest of the reprisal attacks on the police over a renewed fight against insecurity in the area.

A police station was recently attacked twice in the area while a policeman sustained machete wounds as property were destroyed by the attackers.

Ikot Ekpene Area Commander, ACP Bello Kankofori expressed shock at the attack on policemen but pledged that the attackers would be fished out and brought to book.

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