Four officers missing as herdsmen ambush police team in Benue
Written by Morenike Adebayo on February 11, 2018
The Police have declared four of its personnel missing after suspected herdsmen ambushed a police mobile force patrol team in Ayilamo in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State on Saturday afternoon. During the ambush, the attackers set one of the patrol vehicles ablaze.
The police said the attack occurred when the team was returning from returning from a confidence-building mission in remote villages when suspected herdsmen opened fire on them in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town.
Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command, Mr Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the attack, adding that a search is on for the missing officials. The attack comes after three persons were killed in separate assaults on villages in the same local government area on Thursday night.