Three children of Police officers have drowned in a pool of water at Eket barracks, Akwa Ibom state.

The incident was confirmed by SP Odiko Macdon, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state while speaking to newsmen. He described it as “painful and shocking.”

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, received the news of the sad incident with rude shock and disbelief.

He urged policemen residing in barracks to be more vigilant to avoid tragic occurrences, saying, “We should keep eye on the welfare of our family members, they are the reason we work.”

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