Recall that the deadly attack began around 6:00 p.m on Sunday evening when gunmen opened fire on two police officers who were riding on a motorcycle between Anyibe and Ayilamo, two communities in Logo LGA where hundreds have been killed in suspected herdsmen attacks since January 1.
It was gathered that one of the police officers died on the spot, while the other reportedly escaped. Some officers were dispatched to retrieve the body of the slain officer, but they, too, came under attack on their way back from the mortuary where they deposited the remains of their colleague.
The gun battle that followed reportedly left nine officers killed and several others still missing, as the bodies of the nine officers were discovered on Monday morning, according to residents and local government officials.
While speaking to a correspondent, Paul Pevikyaa, the information officer for Logo Local Government Area, said; “We have confirmed this morning that 10 policemen were killed including the first one that was killed on a motorcycle. Only a few places are safe now.”
The situation was still fluid as at the time of filing this report, with locals saying there is little hope the missing officers would be found alive.
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