- Armed men have killed two police officers in Niger state
- They were killed when they were providing security for maintenance Shiroro hydroelectricity dam
- According to reports, they were on their way back when the criminals attacked them
In a sad development, gunmen have reportedly killed two police officers at Kusasu village in Erena district of Shiroro local government area of Niger state.
Daily Trust reports that the policemen were said detailed to provide security to staff of Shiroro hydro electricity dam.
The staff were said to be on routine maintenance work on electricity high tension along Kauore village which shares boundary with Birin Gwari in Kaduna state.
Going further, the report stated that the policemen attached to Zumba police division came under attacks from the criminals.
The two officers who lost their lives are one Inspector and a corporal
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Usman Suleiman, the Agatu council chairman while confirming the incident said details of the simultaneous attacks were sketchy.
The chairman narrating the incident explained that around 7:00 am suspected gunmen attacked Adana community. He then quickly alerted the necessary authorities including security agencies in Benue state.
Suleiman went on to note that the security personnel responded quickly and were able to make some arrests and retrieved nine corpses.
Items recovered from a militia leader arrested by men of Operation Whirl Stroke include one Ak47 rifle and 60 rounds of ammunition.
Though the Force Commander of OPWS, Major General Adeyemi Yekini did not comment on the matter, DSP Catherine Anene, the Benue Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed that 3 bodies were recovered from the attacks.
The command PPRO said: “Information was received on Sunday at about 5:30 am that suspected herdsmen attacked Adama village, a riverine area in Agatu that is not motorable. A team of police officers has been deployed to the area but the level of destruction/ casualties is yet to be ascertained. Further development will be communicated to you as soon as the team on the ground starts sending reports.”
In another development, Governor Yahaya Bello gave orders to security agencies in Kogi to go after the criminals who participated in the bank robbery and attack on a police station on Thursday, May 4 at Isanlu.
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