Police confirm killing of officer in Benue

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MAKURDI – police in Benue State have confirmed the of one of its , Sgt. Bawa Ekoja, by unknown gunmen in the early hours of  Thursday.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state,  DSP Daniel Ezeala,  confirmed the  killing  in an interview with the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi. He said the assailants shot Ekoja several times in the back while riding his bicycle home after closing night duty at the police headquarters.

[eap_ad_1] Ezeala said the assailants fled in an ash coloured Camry car after killing the policeman. He said investigations into the killing had commenced and residents  to cooperate with the police to ensure the arrest of  the killers. Meanwhile, the police have  intensified their “ stop and search’’ operations within Makurdi metropolis. (NAN)