One Attack Too Many: 2 Civil Defence officers killed in Benue

Hostility has again resumed in troubled Benue State just as two officers of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps were found dead on Monday following a gun battle with armed attackers suspected to be herdsmen.

The remains of the officers have been taken to the Benue State Teaching Hospital in Makurdi, the state capital.

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.

Seventy-two bodies were buried in a mass grave near Makurdi by the state government on January 12.

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