The Nigerian Police in Benue State have announced that the remains of a slain officer who went missing after an ambush by herdsmen, has been found without his eyes, ears and nose.
A statement released yesterday by the Benue State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Moses Yamu, revealed that one of the four police officers declared missing by the command, after being ambushed by herdsmen at Azege village, Ayilamo in Logo Local Government Area of the state, has been found dead.
The incident occurred in Tse Akpam village, near Azege town around 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon while the officers were returning from a peace-building mission in remote villages, Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni disclosed.
In the ensuing gun battle, one of the Police patrol vans caught fire and four of the Policemen ,who were not seen after the attack were declared missing.
According to Vanguard, the remains of one of the missing Non Commissioned Officer (NCO), was found in the area where the attack took place, with his eyes, ears and nose missing from his body.
The statement by the Police read in part: “the Command regrets to announce the death of one of its Non Commissioned Officers, NCO, who was one of the two remaining missing Policemen in the attack on Saturday.
“He was found brutally slaughtered, with eyes and ears as well as nose removed. We pray that God Almighty grants him eternal rest.
“However, the Police remains committed to its statutory and daunting obligation of ensuring security as well as protection of life and property of all.
“The search for the remaining missing Police officer is still ongoing,” the statement read.