25 Nabbed Over Attack On Police Station In Benue


Twenty-five persons has been arrested by the Benue State Police Command in connection with the attack on Igumale Police Station in the Ado Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects according to reports were caught on Sunday afternoon during a raid on criminal hideouts in the area.

Recalled that unknown gunmen on motorcycles had earlier on Sunday attacked the station killing some officers and carting away ammunition and weapons.

ASP Moses Yamu, the Police Spokesman, who confirmed the arrests, said the command had been on the trail of the assailants.

He added that the gunmen did not succeed in freeing suspects in detention at the station.

He said, “Criminal hideouts in the area were raided on Sunday, after the attack and about 25 persons were arrested.

“We are screening them to ascertain their culpability. All mercenaries have been set on ground to fish out those behind the attack and to recover the arms that were carted away.

“They made away with only three arms; they did not have access to the armoury. They actually came for the arms because the suspects inside the cell, including some of their accomplices, were intact.

“We lost two policemen to the attack. But the inspector that led the team and a corporal are being treated,” ASP Yamu stated.


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