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Fulani Herdsmen Overpower Policemen in Benue State

In what looks like a show of shame on the Nigerian government, the Nigerian Police turned victims of the latest attack of Fulani Herdsmen who seemed to be more equipped than the Police. Herdsmen has overpowered men of the Nigerian Police force and at least Four Police men went missing.  
The show of shame took place at Logo local government area of Benue state where Fulani Herdsmen reportedly ambushed the Police van, got the Police men kidnapped and got the Police van was set ablaze.

The officers were said to be returning from a confidence-building mission in remote villages when suspected herdsmen opened fire on them in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni their whereabouts remain unknown. However, two of the Police men were said to have been found after but two others are still missing.

He said, “We had had an encounter around Azege when a team of mobile police went on confidence patrol.
“When they were coming back at a point in Azege, they started hearing gunfire from inside the bush suspected to be from the herdsmen.
“There was a serious exchange of gunfire. One of our vehicles was set ablaze.
“So far, on their side, we’re still trying to ascertain casualties; while we’re yet to see four of our men”.

Also confirming the development, Ati Tekula, an aide to the state governor, Samuel Ortom, said there is uneasy calm at the moment in Azege village and its environs.
The attack came three days after the Nigerian Army declared operation Ayem Akpatuma in the Benue and other states


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