The marauding herdsmen on Monday killed two policemen deployed to Benue State while another officer was injured.
Naija News gathered that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, today, Tuesday.
The incident occurred one week after suspected herdsmen killed over 50 people in the state.
Lamenting the ugly situation in the state, the governor asked how the people could feel secured when the security operatives meant to protect them had become victims of the incessant attack.
Ortom said, “Just yesterday (Monday) in Logo local government, mobile policemen who were deployed to keep vigil to protect the people and the land, this militia came, exchanged fire with them and caught two of them.
“They were slaughtered like goats. They shot another one, machete him and left him in the pool of his blood but luckily he did not die. We have taken him to the hospital, we are treating him, the other one that was declared missing was found today.”
“So, when it gets to the level of militia killing security men who are armed and trained to protect lives and property, is it not taking a dangerous dimension? Who is now safe?,” Ortom asked.
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