Gunmen have attacked Odoro Ikpe police station in Ini LGA of Akwa Ibom state killing 6 policemen.

The hoodlums set some police vehicles ablaze during the attack which took place in the early hours of Saturday.

When contacted, Odiko Ogbeche-Macdon, spokesman of the state police command, was unable to provide more information on the attack.

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The incident is the second attack on a police station in Akwa Ibom in the past week.

On May 1, two police officers were killed when gunmen attacked a police station in Ikono LGA.

Two police officers were also killed on April 28 during an attack on Ika divisional headquarters in the state.

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Before then, a police station had also been razed by gunmen in Udim LGA.

Akwa Ibom is one of the states in the south-east where police officers have been targeted by armed criminals in recent times.

Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra and Enugu are other states that have recorded similar attacks.

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