Three policemen; an inspector, a sergeant and a corporal, who were on their way to quell a crisis between Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen, were reportedly ambushed on June 3 and slaughtered by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Nasarawa State Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP. Samaila Usman, who confirmed the incident said it happened at Maraban-Udege village in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Though he never disclosed the names of the policemen, however it was gathered that their corpses have been recovered. Online sources on the other hand claimed that one of the policemen, was brother to Nasarawa Amazons’ goalkeeper coach, Audu Yahaya. Nasarawa State and the neighbouring Benue, described as the food basket of the nation have witnessed recurring deadly attacks by herdsmen.
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Few weeks ago, six policemen were killed by gunmen in Benue and Kano states. Those who struck during an ambush in Anyone, Ayilamo, Tombo ward Logo Local Government area of Benue state are believed to be herdsmen. They killed five of the riot policemen deployed to check the wanton killings in the state.
According to an eyewitness in Ayilamo, Tersoo Anande, a riot policeman was attacked and killed along the Ayilamo- Anyone road at about 6 pm.
Following this, a team of riot policemen in two trucks mobilized and went in pursuit of the attackers but ran into an ambush. Four of them were killed and an unspecified number is missing. But Police spokesman Moses Yamu, said four riot policemen were killed by people he described as ”insurgents.”
In Kano, the Police have launched a manhunt for the killers of a policeman during the abduction of a German, yesterday. The gunmen killed the policeman and abducted the expatriate engineer with Dantata and Sawoe Construction company. Eyewitnesses said the incident took place at about 7.45am on Ring Road bypass in Kano metropolis