The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Naka, the headquarters of the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State, Superintendent of Police Mahmood Abubakar has been killed in an ambush by suspected herdsmen operating in the area, Channels Television reported.
Abubakar and his team were ambushed by the suspected herdsmen while responding to a distress call from road users along the Naka-Makurdi Road. He was killed in the process, and the Benue State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels Television, according to the report.
The Naka-Makurdi Road has become impassable for road users for fear of herdsmen attacks on the one hand and on the other hand, the deplorable condition of the Ankpa-Adoka-Naka to Makurdi federal road which was under construction but was abandoned last year by the contractor, the report said.
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