Gunmen on Tuesday, January 31 killed the Divisional Police Officer of Naka division, Mamud Abubakar, a Superintendent of Police.
Naka is the headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.
According to source, the DPO was killed around 3.30pm on Tuesday while he was returning from Makurdi, where he went for peace escort.
It was said that he was on his way to his station at Naka when he was ambushed and killed.
The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, while confirming the incident said,
“It is true that the DPO was killed; he was going for peace escort and they cleared the road for him. On his way to Naka they laid ambush for him.”
It was also learnt that between Sunday and Tuesday, five other people were killed by suspected herders in some communities within the state.
The Chairman of Gwer West LGA, Ayande Andrew, who also confirmed the development said, “The road was blocked by herdsmen and the DPO was on his way to Makurdi when they ambushed him; he was the only person in the vehicle along that road.”
“Someone was killed this morning (Tuesday) at the Tsenge village by herdsmen and another four people were killed at Babowa community on Sunday.”he added