NEWS: Herdsmen Attack Again, Kill Two Policemen In Benue


Herders have murdered two of the policemen keeping close watch on the disturbed Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident took place on Monday when the herdsmen invaded the camp of Mobile policemen, Mopol 13, positioned at Awashuwa town and injured another.

Nevertheless, they were said to have been warded earlier in the day when they swooped on the camp but the herders were said to have regrouped and invaded the camp at night.

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.”


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