Gunmen suspected to be cultists attacked last Monday a police checkpoint in Akwa Ibom.
The bandits killed one inspector, set a police van ablaze, and left several other security operatives injured with bullet wounds.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the State.
According to findings, the assailants stormed the checkpoint on motorcycles, set ablaze the police van, shot at the officers, leaving the Police Inspector dead while other security personnel escaped with gunshot wounds.
The State's Police spokesperson, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the incident, described the attack as a reprisal one, adding investigations were already in motion to arrest the culprits.