How Bandits Killed Livestock Guard, Shot NSCDC Officer in Benue

By Our Reporter

Abujaa (Precise Post) – Bandits attacked and a Livestock Guard and shot an official of the Agro Rangers- a unit in the and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Makurdi, the state capital, the Benue Government has said.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on , retired Col. Paul Hemba, told newsmen on Saturday in Makurdi that the attack took place at Mbalagh Council ward, behind NASME Barracks on Friday evening.

Hemba said that the bandits attacked and a livestock guard member and shot an official of the Agro Rangers when they were returning from patrol in Mbalagh Council ward of Makurdi local government area.

He disclosed that the team were on when they were ambushed adding that the Agro Rangers official was responding to treatment.

The adviser further said that the state was over time witnessing the hit and run attack from the bandits.

He disclosed that most of their recent attacks were “targeted at Livestock Guards probably to intimidate them from doing their work” but said such would not deter them.

Hemba said that due to lack of security personnel to cover the entire state at all times, the bandits were taking advantage of it to attack places.(NAN)

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