Militants kill policeman in Cross River

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An unidentified policeman was killed in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State by suspected militants last Friday.

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident on Monday, said an investigation has been launched into the matter.

She said the policeman was at his duty post when suspected militants stormed the place and shot him.

According to eyewitnesses, the policeman bled to death from the bullet wound.

Bakassi local government area had been under the siege of militants until the Federal Government had to send in soldiers to quell the situation.

Militant groups operating in the area had also publicly given up arms.

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