JUST IN: Herdsmen Kill Two Policemen In Benue

Herdsmen have killed two of the policemen drafted to keep surveillance on the troubled Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident occurred on Monday when the herders attacked the camp of Mobile policemen , Mopol 13 , stationed at Awashuwa village and injured one.

Though they were said to have been repelled earlier in the day when they swooped on the camp but the herdsmen were said to have regrouped and attacked the camp in the evening.

One of the policemen who survived the attack, told newsmen that the herdsmen invaded the camp in a guerilla manner and overpowered them. They injured one inspector and a sergeant before they slit their throats in a nearby bush in the area while they also burnt some houses within the area after the attack .

One other policeman who was injured is
recuperating in the Benue State University Teaching Hospital , while the remains of the deceased policemen have been taken to the mortuary in Makurdi.

The Police Public Relations Officer who
confirmed the report said that a reinforcement had been sent to the area from 13 PMF led by the Commander , CSP Abubakar Garba .

“Our men came under attack at Awashuwa in Logo Local Government area of the state. They were ambushed by the herdsmen who had tried to attack them earlier in the day but they were repelled . Two of our men were killed and their riffles taken away.”

This came shortly before the President ordered that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to redeploy to Benue state alongside some other policemen in order to tighten the security of the state.

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  • January 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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    They haven’t seen anything, I think they are the one on power because if it is another tribe killing like this mr president will declare them terrorist but so far they are fulanis they are free to kill

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