Armed bandits attack policemen, kill 1, 11 missing in Benue

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Men of the Nigerian police, Benue state command were reportedly ambushed in Benue state leading to the death of an officer while some officers numbering about eleven are missing.

The report gathered that the bandits attacked the policemen in the state on the night of Sunday, April 15.

According to a report, the late officer was riding with his colleague from Anyibe to Ayilamo, in Logo local government area when he was attacked and killed by a group of gunmen.

According to a report by a resident, the second officer escaped with gunshots.

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A team of police who responded to the attack and went after the hoodlums ran into an ambush and eleven of them are still missing, while one police truck was set ablaze as at the time this report was filed.

Another resident said: “Eleven officers are missing this night. These killers should be immediately declared a terrorist group now.”

The remains of the officer killed during the attack had been deposited at a local government hospital in Ayilamo.

The Benue state police commissioner Fatai Owoseni is yet to respond to questions by the press on the bizarre incident.