Police debunk alleged gunmen attack on Senator Akpabio’s home - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Police debunk alleged gunmen attack on Senator Akpabio’s home

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has reacted to report of attack on Senator Godswill Akpabio by unknown gunmen.

The police described the claim as false, adding that no such incident took place.

Anietie Ekong, a Personal Assistant to the former Governor had yesterday evening said that some unknown gunmen stormed the senator’s home in Ukana Ikot Ntuen, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom state, around 7.30 p.m on Tuesday.
He also told newsmen that the gunmen were shooting sporadically in front of the lawmaker’s gate.

Ekong said the gunmen were later repelled by police officers and other security personnel attached to the senator.

According to the aide, the former Governor was holding a political meeting in his home when the shooting started.
But addressing reporters on the matter, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko Macdon, said, “There was an attempted robbery at a filling station close to Senator Akpabio’s house. The filling station is 200 metres away from the senator’s house.

“That information is false.

“Nobody attacked the country home of Senator Godswill Akpabio.”

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