Benue State police command has given an account on how a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was shot dead by suspected herdsmen.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the command, SP Anene Catherine Sewuese and forwarded to The SUPREME on 31-01-23 it explained that, on Tuesday 31/1/2023 at about 1330hrs information was received at Naka Police Division that armed men blocked Makurdi-Naka road and people were running back to Naka town for safety.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Naka Police Division, SP. Mamud Abubakar mobilized a team and moved to the scene. On sighting the police vehicle, the hoodlums engaged them in a gun duel that lasted until the police were able to suppress these hoodlums and rescue people that were held at the road, however, the DPO who led the team sustained gunshot injuries and was rushed to General Hospital Naka where he was eventually confirmed dead.
According to Anene “the Commissioner of Police, CP. Wale Abass who received this unfortunate information with dismay stated that Mamud paid the supreme price with his life after doing so much to secure the people of Gwer-west Local Government Area. He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the DPO eternal rest.
After commiserating with the family and friends of the fallen hero, the CP ordered the immediate deployment of tactical units led by CSP. Justin Gberindyer to the area, to bring the perpetrators of this act to book, prevent further breakdown of law and order while ensuring that Makurdi -Naka road is accessible.
He assured the good people of Gwer-west LGA of his commitment to secure them and urged them to remain calm and assist the police with information in dealing with these armed men.
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