Gunmen Murder Police Officer, Injures Another In Benue Gun Battle

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The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a Police Officer by Gunmen suspected to be supporters of the late notorious Benue warlord, Terwase Akwaza more known as ‘Gana’ on Thursday morning at Tse- Harga, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the State, Njenje Media News reports.

DSP Cathrine Anene, The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in a Statement said:

“On 11th March 2021 at about 08:00hrs information was received about an attack on Harga village, in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area, the team of Police Officers stationed within the community swiftly swung into action and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel”

“During the exchange of fire, many of the hoodlums sustained gunshot injuries and flared into the forest while two Policemen also sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to General Hospital, Kastina-Ala, where one of them was confirmed dead and the other, receiving treatment”

The PPRO further added that a Cordon and Search Operation is ongoing at Harga Community with one suspect being arrested in connection with the attack.

Anene advised residents in the Sankara axis to cooperate and give useful information to the Security agents on the hideouts of the Hoodlums.

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