Two policemen have been killed in an ambush in Akwa Ibom state.

Police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, said the policemen were attacked by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Saturday along Iwukem Road, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state, while driving to their base in Azumini, Abia state.


“There were three police officers inside the ambushed vehicle. They were returning from Uyo where they went for an official assignment. Two of them died instantly from gunshot wounds, he said. The third, who was the leader of the team, survived the attack and is receiving treatment at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH). The Akwa Ibom State Police Command is on an intensive manhunt for the gunmen. The commissioner of police is angry about it and has taken steps to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book,” MacDon sais.