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Four Officers Missing as Herdsmen Ambush Police Team

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Four police officers have gone missing in the wake of an attack on a police team by suspected herdsmen in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.

According to Premium Times, that the attack on the police was carried out on Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2018.

The suspected herdsmen reportedly opened fire on the police team, who were on a confidence patrol in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town in Logo Local Government Area.

The state’s police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has confirmed the attack on his men on Saturday afternoon.

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.”

Continuing, Owoseni said: “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.”

The police chief said more officers have been dispatched to the areas to comb for the missing officers.

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