Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed two operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Benue State.
The state command of the corps, in a statement by its spokesperson, Adakole Peter, said the officials were killed during gun duel with the suspected herdsmen in Awange, Guma Local Government Area of the state.
Peter told The Cable that, “They (the officials) were killed in Guma during an exchange of gunfire with herdsmen. We got some of the herdsmen too but unfortunately two of our colleagues were killed.
The WHISTLER reports that Guma has in recent times been under constant attack by the suspected herdsmen.
Meanwhile, the Benue State Police command has said in a statement by its spokesman, Moses Yamu, that one of its officers that went missing after an attack by herdsmen on Asege-Ayilomo community of the state has been found dead.
The command had declared the officer missing after the attack that occurred on Saturday night in the community situated in Logo Local Government Area of the state.
“He was found brutally slaughtered, with both eyes and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest,” Yamu told newsmen.