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Another Police man set on fire in Akwa Ibom

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Another police officer, a Police Inspector identified as Aniekan,  has been roasted alive in Ikot Afanga community in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

The incidence took place on Tuesday when the hoodlums stormed his house and set it on fire with the officer fast asleep inside.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Mr. MacDon said: “We are yet to establish the remote and immediate cause of the attacks, but we will be able to establish that when investigations are concluded.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Andrew Amiengheme, is deeply saddened and has consoled the bereaved family.

“He has ordered mass police operation in the area.

“It is ongoing now and hopefully, the culprits will be apprehended and I can assure you that justice will prevail at the end.”

The latest incidence marks the third similar incidence involving attack and killing of police officers and station in the area.

The first was on February 22, 2021, when hoodlums attacked the Police Quick Response Squad (QRS) checkpoint at Ikpe Annang Junction.

The hoodlums burned a Police Inspector alive inside a police vehicle and escaped.

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