A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen in Tse Harga neighborhood of Katsina-Ala Native Authorities Space in Benue State, within the early hours of Thursday March 11.
The gunmen who’re suspected to be loyalists of the slain legal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza popularly often called ‘Gana’, stormed the agricultural space at about 4:00 am, shot sporadically and in addition set a number of buildings together with a police station and police pick-up van on fireplace.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) nonetheless quelled the assault in collaboration with the Police. They reportedly killed one of many suspected bandits in a swift counter-response.
Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala, Alfred Atera who spoke to Day by day Belief confirmed the assault and in addition disclosed that one policeman was killed within the assault whereas the police station, a police car and several other homes had been burnt by the bandits.
He additionally stated that youths in Tse Harga fashioned a vigilante group and have been doing nicely to comprise insecurity of their area.
“The armed bandits targetted the youth who fashioned themselves right into a vigilante group.
“They stormed the realm (Tse Harga), burn the police station, police pick-up van and killed a policeman there.
“Additionally they burnt a number of homes which I can’t confirm now. However as for the locals, no one was killed.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene additionally confirmed the killing of a policeman within the affected space.