4 policemen killed, 11 missing as gunmen allegedly ambush police team in Benue


A police officer is reportedly dead and eleven others missing after a police team in Benue state ran into an ambush by gunmen on the night of Sunday, April 15. 

The dead officer, according to a report by Premium Times, 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. 

A team of police who responded to the attack and went after the killers 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 has been deposited at a local government hospital in Ayilamo. However, in a fresh press release sent to NAIJ.com by the Benue state police command, the police admitted that four of their officers have been killed in the ambush and effort is on to find the perpetrators. 

The police statement read: "The Benue state Police Command regret to report that its personnel came under attack of Insurgents at Anyibe, Logo LGA of the State between 1800hrs of yesterday, 15th April, 2018 and early morning of date. Sadly, at the moment, four (4) casualties have been suffered by the Police. "Additional reinforcement (including the Air Asset of the Police) deployed by the Inspector General of Police is in pursuit of the murderous gang. They shall definitely be apprehended with their weapons of destruction and made to face the full wrath of the law." 
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