Suspected herdsmen butcher another policeman in Jos


A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Daniel Malu, was on Thursday killed by some hoodlums in Jos, Plateau State.

It was gathered that Malu was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen during an operation on the Saki-Ogbooro Road in the Oke-Ogun area of the state.

Malu, 58, whose last office was ‘A’ Division in Jos, was also killed in his Dorowa residence, in the Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

The killing of the police officer is coming barely one week after the murder of a serving ASP and Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Saki Unit, in the Oyo State Police Command.

DAILY POST had reported that the lifeless body of a policeman who was among the four men kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen was discovered with both eyes, and nose plucked out. 

The spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, confirming the death of the retired ASP said the corpse has been deposited at Ola Hospital mortuary in Zawan.

He said efforts were being made to arrest the hoodlums.

His confirmation was contained in a report from the Divisional Police Officer of ‘B’ Division sent to Punch on Thursday in Jos.

The report says, “Information reached us around 6am today (Thursday) that one ASP Daniel Malu (retd.), who last served at ‘A’ Division was killed by unknown persons who cut him with machetes all over his head and body at about 3am at his residence in Dorowa in the Jos South LGA.

“A team of policemen was mobilised to the scene. Photographs were taken and corpse removed and deposited at Ola Hospital mortuary, Zawan. Effort is being made to arrest the hoodlums.”

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