– The police has suffered from coordinated attacks in some states of the southeast and south-south in the last few weeks
– The authorities have been struggling to identify the dare-devil attackers in the various states affected
Daily Trust is reporting that gunmen have attacked the Ekori police station in Yakurr local government area of Cross River state.
According to the report, the attack has been confirmed by a spokesman of the Cross River state police command, Igri Ewa
Ewa was said to have told journalists in the state capital, Calabar on Monday, April 12 that the attackers, suspected to be cultists, invaded the police station, but assured that investigation has commenced on the issue.
Following the attack, a number of AK-47 guns were reportedly carted away by the gunmen while they also manhandled policemen on duty.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state is yet to officially react to the attack. Photo credit: @crossriverwatch
An eye witness quoted in the report said:
“The gunmen scared away the officers on duty, beat one to stupor, and made away with the AK-47 rifle of the policeman.”
It was learnt that the attack led to the closure of the station indefinitely and officers asked to move to another station at the local government headquarters.
Some Nigerians have been reacting to the latest attack targeted at a police station via social media.
Mark Emmanuel wrote on Twitter:
“They’re in the stage of gathering arms.”
Ademola Rashid wrote:
“They have moved from Imo state to Cross River now.”
On a popular Nigerian internet forum, Nairaland, a Nigerian with the moniker Big 7 wrote:
“Divide the country… Everyone knows the reason behind all of these incessant attacks. Divide it now to save loads of lives from dropping dead like flies… Guns are in massive circulation. Let’s save people, please.”
Nigeria IS wrote:
“All this madness is getting out of hand and something drastic needs to be done to save lives.”
“This country is finished, gunmen have become an everyday activity.”
MC Stoic wrote:
“Nigeria is programmed to fail. You cannot continue covering lies for so long and expect it not to expire. Too bad.”
Divine Dynamics wrote:
“The Lord will remove violence from our land in Jesus name. Amen.”