Fulani herdsmen kill two Civil Defence officers in Benue State

Suspected members of Fulani herdsmen have killed two staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The officers identified as Adams Godwin and Abah Patrick, were killed in Awange near Kasseyo Town in Guma LGA of the state Monday evening.

Guma is the hometown of the current governor of the state, Samuel Ortom.

The incident came barely 24 hours after state Police Command announced the murder of one of its officers recently kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state.

The assailants after killing him; removed his vital organs.

Confirming the incident, NSCDC Benue Command Public Relations Officer, PRO, Peter Adakole, said his men also killed some members of the killer herdsmen.

He said, “Awange village was attacked and our men were deployed to defend the village and in the process we lost two of them.

“They also killed some of the herdsmen.”

He said their bodies have been deposited at the mortuary at the moment.

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