The Police Command in Benue on Thursday said unknown gunmen killed a police officer and a motorcyclist in Ado Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that officer was killed when bandits ambushed a team of policemen who were on a routine patrol.
Anene said that that the police were still investigating the motive behind the attack, adding that the identities of the victims were still unknown.
“The police officers went out for routine patrol on Wednesday. Immediately they came out, they were ambushed by unknown gunmen. A motorcyclist passing by was also hit,’’ he said.
He added that one police officer and the motorcyclist died before they could be taken to the hospital.
The PPRO noted that Ado LGA was one of the local councils with the most difficult terrains in efforts to checkmate activities of criminals.