Herdsmen kill three cops, two others in Taraba

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo

The Taraba State Police Command on Friday confirmed the killing of three personnel and two vigilantes in Bujum Kusawa Village under the Lau Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, the Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, condoled with the families of the slain officers and vowed to bring the perpetrators to book.

The officers led by ASP Kilobas Iliya were deployed to quell an attack on Bujum community but were ambushed on their way by suspected herdsmen, leading to the death of the three officers and two vigilantes.

The statement said, “One AK47 rifle and one service pistol were carted away by suspected herdsmen, while two other officers escaped.”

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