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Unidentified gunmen opened fire at Udung Uko Divisional Police Headquarters in Akwa Ibom on Saturday, the state police command confirmed on Sunday.
Confirming the attack to reporters in Uyo, the state’s police spokesman, SP Odiko MacDon, said that the situation would have been worse but for the gallant policemen on duty who repelled the attack.
He, however, said that the three officers sustained gunshot wounds and were receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
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“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 as at press time.
Meanwhile, a source, who claimed anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the gunmen came in a Sienna Toyota vehicle.