Some daredevil armed men reportedly stormed a police post in central Benue State overnight killing not less than four police officers.
The yet-to-be-identified gunmen, according to Premium Times stormed the police divisional headquarters in Igumale, the headquarters of Ado Local Government Area, shortly after midnight on October 2, killing all the four officers on duty.
Ajibo Ochulayi, a community leader in the agrarian town, our source that the attackers carted away the guns and ammunition of the officers.
Mr. Ochulayi said while two officers died on the spot, two others later passed on in a medical centre in Makurdi, the state capital.
“It is sad that the gunmen were able to overpower the policemen and killed all the four of them with little resistance,” Mr. Ochulayi said.
He said the state’s police commissioner, Bashir Makama, visited the scene on Sunday afternoon with a few mobile police officers to assess the aftermath.
Benue is one of the states in central Nigeria that have experienced deadly attacks in recent months due mainly to clashes between farmers and pastoralists.
But Mr. Ochulayi said police have only launched a manhunt for the assailants, and no one has been identified on the motive of the attack.