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Herdsmen slaughter cop, kill two civil defence men in Benue

The Benue State Police command has said that the body of one of the officers it declared missing after an attack by Fulani herdsmen on Saturday night at the Azege -Ayilamo community in the Logo Local Government Area of the state had been found .

In a statement by the command spokesman , ASP, Moses Yamu, made available to our correspondent in Makurdi on Monday, the command lamented the death of one of the missing policemen.

Yamu stated, “ He was found brutally slaughtered, with both eyes and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest . ”

The command said that it remained committed to its statutory and daunting obligation of ensuring security of lives and property in the state .

The command had stated on Saturday that suspected herdsmen had ambushed a patrol team at Azege Ayilamo in the Logo council area with four of its men missing.

Two of the missing policemen were said to have been rescued on Sunday .

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