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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 2 NSCDC Officers in Benue


Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday killed two officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Awanger village, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
The victims’ names were given as Ada Patrick and Adam Godwin.
The victims were reportedly ambushed and shot dead at 2:25 p.m. on Monday.
“They were involved in a gun duel with the herders and, unfortunately, we lost two,” NSCDC spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, said Monday evening.
The remains of the officers have been taken to the Benue State Teaching Hospital in Makurdi, the state capital, he said.
The news came hours after the police confirmed the killing of one of their officers in the neighbouring Logo Local Government Area on Monday morning.
The officer was amongst the four mobile policemen that went missing in an ambush by suspected herdsmen on Saturday afternoon.
Both Logo and Guma LGAs were attacked on January 1 during which more than a hundred villagers were killed.

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