An overnight attack by gunmen on a police post in central Benue State has left at least four police officers dead. Witnesses said the yet-to-be-identified gunmen stormed the police divisional headquarters in Igumale, the headquarters of Ado Local Government Area, shortly after midnight on October 2, killing all the four officers on duty.
The attackers also carted away the officers’ guns and ammunition.
Ajibo Ochulayi, a community leader in the agrarian town, told PT that while two officers died on the spot, two others later passed on in a medical centre in Makurdi, the state capital.
“It is sad that the gunmen were able to overpower the policemen and killed all the four of them with little resistance,” Mr. Ochulayi said.
He said the state’s police commissioner, Bashir Makama, visited the scene on Sunday afternoon with a few mobile police officers to assess the aftermath.
Police have launched a manhunt for the assailants but and no one has been identified.