Gunmen attack Cross River police station, snatch AK-47 rifle

It was gathered that the incident, which happened on Saturday, also resulted in the snatching of an AK-47 rifle carried by one of the policemen.

Confirming the incident, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the command, Igiri Ewa, said the police were seeking information on the attack.

“Investigations are ongoing. We will issue a statement on the attack,” he said and declined to give further details.

As of the time of this report, the statement had not been issued.

In February, two police checkpoints in Calabar and Obubura were attacked by gunmen.

Four policemen were killed during the attack in Calabar and their rifles stolen by the gunmen.

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