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Herders kill DPO, five others as insecurity heights

by OkeomaNews

Suspected herders have killed the Divisional Police Officer incharge of Naka Divisional headquarters, Mamud Abubakar, in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.

The incident which happened on Tuesday had questioned the level of safety in the area and the entire state.

The DPO was returning from Makurdi, the state capital, where he had gone for an official duty, when his killers ambushed him, Okeomanews  learnt.

Confirming the killing, the commissioner of Police in the state, Wale Abass, disclosed that Abubakar, a Superintendent of police was murdered while returning from peace escort from Makurdi.

The CPN said, “It is true that the DPO was killed; he was going for peace escort and they cleared the road for him. On his way to Naka they laid ambush for him.”

Okeomanews has learnt  that between Sunday and Tuesday, five other people were killed by suspected herders in some communities in the council.

Thee Chairman of Gwer West LGA, Ayande Andrew, claimed that the DPO was killed by herders.

He said, “The road was blocked by herdsmen and the DPO was on his way to Makurdi when they ambushed him; he was the only person in the vehicle along that road.”

On the other five victims, he said, “Someone was killed this morning (Tuesday) at the Tsenge village by herdsmen and another four people were killed at Babowa community on Sunday.

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