Suspected gang of armed men have murdered a police officer and an Army Lance Corporal close to Zaki Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State.
The victims were reported to be member of Benue State Special Anti-Robbery Squad, code-named Operation Zenda, who were on routine assignment in the area.
According to eyewitness, the deceased were ambushed while on their way to a crime scene after receiving a distress call.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Austine Ezeani, who confirmed their deaths, said, “The police Sergeant was attached to 13 Mopol Unit, Makurdi, while the soldier was from the 72 Special Battalion, Makurdi.
“They were killed around 6a.m. at Alibiam village in Ukum council in an ambush by suspected robbers, while on routine duty.
“They were part of the team that responded to a distress call by robbery victims in the area”.
According to the Public Relations Officer, the police assured that they will bring all those responsible for the heinous act to book.