Update: We Don’t Know That Checkpoint, We’ve Arrested 5 – CP Akande Talks Tough Over 4 Officers Killed

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A collage of two out of the four policemen gunned down by kidnappers at Idundu.

By Archibong Jeremiah

Sikiru Akande, Cross River State Commissioner of Police has confirmed to journalists that 5 suspects are cooling their feet in custody in connection with the killing of four Police officers in the early hours of Thursday along with MCC-Idungdung road, Etab Ayip axis, Calabar Municipality Local Government Area.

According to Vanguard Newspaper he said, “Their target is to dampen our spirit. But we are resolute and we are going to strike back at them. It is often said, he who laughs last laughs best; Let Cross River People wait for that last laugh. It will make us happier.

“We have arrested five persons who are connected with the development. We will still arrest more. We had an inkling that it is a group of suspected cultists that are working hard to get weapons for their initiation that is coming up very soon. So, in four days maximum, we will get all of those involve in this dastardly act.

“If it was known to us we would have found a way of giving them cover. That checkpoint is not this Command’s arrangement. If you were there you will see that they were in mufti. By God’s Grace, we will get all our guns back. It is only the lives we will not get back. For the names of the officers, we have to inform the family first before making the names public.

“I want to assure you that our spirit is not dampened. In fact, we are going to continue to work very hard after the incident,” Akande assured.

In another development, some Policemen shot Lafarge Holcim’s cement truck, Thursday afternoon in Akpabuyo.

The offence of the truck whose front tires were shot was not known as at press time.

See pictures from the scene below.

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