The Police in Akwa Ibom have said that four of their officers are yet to be found after last Monday’s deadly attack at security agents at Essien Udim Local Council by suspected cultists.
It has also declared as unacceptable and absurd the recent surge in unprovoked attacks on security personnel especially the Police in the state which has led to deaths and destruction of property.
A statement from the State Police Public Relations Officer, MacDon Odiko made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, the Command confirmed the death of two additional officers after the gruesome killing of a Chief Supritendent of Police, Ben Ajide by suspected cultists even as it as launched an investigation into the matter.
“Whereas the remote and immediate causes of these unprovoked attacks are unknown, a discreet investigation is on the way to unravel same and seek lasting solution.
“The Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew is deeply saddened by the unprovoked attack on security personnel yesterday, 30th March, 2021 which led to the demise of CSP Ben Ajide who was the Commander of the Command’s Quick Intervention Unit and two others, while four others are missing.
“The CP hereby deeply condoles with the deceased families and wish to assure same and members of the public that the Command under his watch will not be deterred in carrying out its assigned constitutional mandate and will do all within its powers to bring perpetrators to book.” It said.
The statement called on members of the public to volunteer useful information and assured that such information would be treated with utmost confidentiality, while urging critical stakeholders to be united and form a formidable front in order to bring the menace to an end.