Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday killed a Chief Superintendent of Police, Benedict Okoh Ajide and other police officers in the Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
AUTHENTIC gathered that the gunmen also killed a yet-to-be ascertained number of military officers while many others were injured.
The policemen and soldiers were said to be in the community for peacekeeping efforts.
“Unknown gunmen attacked some police officers and soldiers today. Their Hilux vans were also set ablaze,”.
The Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio is from the local government area.
Tension has continued to rise in Akpabio own Local Government, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State.
A police source revealed that one CSP Benedict Okoh Ajide who led the squad to the LG fell to the bullets of the hoodlums while the driver of the hilux van was burnt alongside the vehicle.
According to the source, many military men were killed in the failed operation, even as many police officers are still missing as at the time of filing this report