Unidentified gunmen launched an overnight attack on a police post in central Benue State killing four police officers dead, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
Witnesses said the attack at the police divisional headquarters in Igumale, the headquarters of Ado Local Government Area, took place shortly after midnight on October 2.
Ajibo Ochulayi, a community leader in the agrarian town, told the news medium that the attackers carted away the guns and ammunition of the officers.
Mr. Ochulayi said 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 are yet to comment on the incident.
In the meantime, former Senate President, David Mark has strongly condemned the attack, expressing worry over the unabating insecurity in parts of Benue state that has claimed scores of lives in recent times.