BEVERLY HILLS, February 11, (THEWILL) –
Four Policemen of the Benue state police command have been declared missing after suspected herdsmen attacked a police patrol team in the state on Saturday.
This was confirmed by Moses Yamu, Spokesman of the command who said the attackers opened fire on the team when returning from a field operation in some villages in Logo local government area of the state.
Yamu added that the casualty figure on the side of the suspected herdmsen, who were fully armed, was yet to be ascertained.
“The command would like to report that in furtherance of its confidence-building strategy and strengthening its visibility, police mobile force teams conducted a robust patrol of Ayilemo in Logo LGA today, February 10, 2018,” the statement read.
“However, on their way back to their camp at about 14:30hrs, they came under attack of a fully armed group suspected to be herdsmen.
“In the ensuing gun battle, one of the police patrol vans caught fire. Effort ongoing to locate four of the policemen who are not seen while headcount was conducted.
“Casualty on the side of the Insurgents is being ascertained.
“The police in Benue would not be deterred or relent in its effort to ensure adequate security in areas under threat in the state.”