Herdsmen Kill Policeman, 2 Civil Defence Operatives in Benue

The Benue State Police command on Monday announced that the body of one of the officers it declared missing after an attack by armed Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night at the Azege-Ayilamo community in the Logo Local Government Area of the state had been found.

This was contained in a statement by the command spokesman, ASP, Moses Yamu, who said the cop was brutally murdered and his body mutilated, Punch writes.

“He was found brutally slaughtered, with both eyes  and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest,” Yamu stated.

The statement reiterated the command’s commitment to its statutory and daunting obligation of ensuring security of lives and property in the troubled north-central state.

In a related development, suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Monday, shot and killed two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were on special operations at the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

The victims were reportedly ambushed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at a stream in Awanye near Kasseyo village.

A security source said, “Security men within that community have been going to the stream to bath and what they used to do is while some are taking their  bath  others will be on alert keeping watch.

“So, the victims were bathing while two other colleagues were keeping vigil when suddenly suspected herdsmen who had laid an ambush attacked them and killed the two, while others escaped.”

The incident has been confirmed by the state command PRO, Peter Adakole, who said the command had dispatched a team to the area to get accurate information about what led to the death of the men.

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