The Benue State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Sunday, confirmed that it lost two of its officers to herdsmen.
The two personnel were killed on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ejeikwu Michael, in a statement on Sunday, said the officers were killed in an ambush.
He said, “On April 29, 2022, around 1.30pm, Agro-Rangers personnel who were providing security coverage to livestock guards who had arrested some cows for violating the anti-open grazing law, were ambushed by heavily armed herdsmen along the Iniongon area, near Lower Basin farming site in Makurdi LGA, Benue State.
“Unfortunately, two casualties were recorded on the side of the Agro-Rangers. One livestock guard was also killed.
“The Agro-Rangers personnel killed were Alexander Odeh, Assistant Superintendent of Corps II and Ajoko Terwase, ASCII.
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“Another Agro-Rangers officer, Ortserga Terwase, CCA, was shot in his lap and is receiving treatment in a hospital; he is stable.
“The livestock guard officer killed was Mr John Saaondo. The corpses of the casualties have been deposited in the Benue State University Teaching Hospital mortuary.”