Four mobile Police officers deployed to Logo local government area of Benue State to help maintain peace and order in the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and Tiv farmers have been killed by suspected herdsmen.
Chairman of the area, Mr Richard Nyajo who confirmed this in a telephone chat with our correspondent, said several mobile Police officers were killed in his domain, adding that many have been injured while others are said to be missing.
According to him, the herdsmen ambushed the Police officers at about 7pm in Tombo council ward with many of them lucky to escape .
“It has not been completely confirmed the number of Police officers killed but many are reported dead. This is what those who managed to escape told me”,Nyajo said.
The Benue State Police Command in a press statement also confirmed the incident, maintaining that its personnel came under attack by insurgents at Anyibe, Tombo council ward of Logo LGA between 6pm on Sunday 15th April, 2018 and yesterday morning.
In a statement signed by the command Public Relations Officer ,ASP Moses Yamu said at the moment, the Police have suffered four (4) casualties.
According to Yamu, additional reinforcement (including the Air Asset of the Police) have been deployed by the Inspector General of Police is in pursuit of the murderous gang.
“They shall definitely be apprehended with their weapons of destruction and made to face the full wrath of the law”, the statement said.
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