We lost nine of our men in Benue, Nasarawa – Police


The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it has lost nine of its men since the beginning of its operation to end the herdsmen/farmers’ clashes in Benue and Nasarawa states.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Joshak Habila, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday at the Benue State Police Command headquarters.

He said, “17 suspects were arrested in connection with the January 31, 2018, Gboko mayhem and the murder of policemen in the two states.”

“As we speak, the IGP deployed 15 units of police mobile force, special forces, who were trained in special ways outside the country, the intelligence platform and monitoring units of the IGP were deployed in the state.

“You are aware that people resorted to setting houses ablaze and destroying communities and foodstuff. Police deployed its men in communities under threat.

“We decided to plant men in communities and to respond to distress calls. Some mobile police officers ran into ambush and counter-ambush but, rather than discourage us, we summoned courage and those who have been linked with the gruesome murder of these policemen have been rounded up,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Yobe State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of three men by Boko Haram after an attack on a public school in Yobe on Monday night.


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