By Our Reporter, Cross River.
Unknown fully arm gunmen have attacked Police officers operating in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State. It was confirmed that the incident, which occurred on Monday, left one inspector allegedly shot dead.
An eyewitness, who doesn’t want his identity disclose, said that the incident took the people unaware and called for re-enforcement of police and other security agencies in the area, speaking further the hoodlums took away two AK-47 rifles.
“The incident is a very devastated one, we have lost a gallant police officer, he did not know that he will not meet with his family after Monday, he died a painful death. May God accept his soul,” the witness prayed.
When our reporter contacted the Chairman of Bakassi Local Government Council, Hon Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, Tuesday night, he lamented the incident.
He condemned the killing in its entirety and called on the militants to drop their weapons and embrace peace so that Bakassi Local Government Area can move forward.
“Bakassi Local Government has a lot of problems, from refugees and internally displaced persons and all challenges including infrastructural development.
“Today, I had a security meeting in the council and we resolved to make that welcome to Bakassi Local Government a joint checkpoint to be mounted by combined forces.
“These forces should include Army, Police, Immigration, Civil Defence and other security outfits since Police have no enough manpower to man the area,” he stated.