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Gunmen kill ASP, wound three others in Benue

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 1:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tor Vande-Acka / Makurdi


unknown gunmen have shot to death an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Baba Ibrahim and wounded three others in hospital in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue state.

Ibrahim who was the team leader of the National Task Force on Cattle Rustling was shot along three others at the Katsina-Ala cattle market on Wednesday evening while the team was in Katsina-Ala from Abuja on a special assignment.

Daily Independent gathered that the gunmen who were in a small red Toyota car had suddenly swerved in front of the Toyota hilux conveying the police officers and opened fire.

The gunmen who did not give the police officers a chance, shot at the hilux van sporadically for a while and then turned around and zoomed off.

Daily Independent further gathered that Ibrahim later died at an undisclosed hospital, while the remaining three policemen who sustained injuries are receiving treatment.

The spokesman for the police in the state, Austin Ezeani who confirmed the incident as well as the death of ASP Ibrahim said the team was in the area to investigate cases of alleged cattle rustling.