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Bandits kill one, injure another in Benue State police: Governors to appoint police commissioners, bill lists conditions for CPs sacking

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Bandits have killed one person and injured one other in an attack on the Ikobi community in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.

This is coming barely a week after bandits killed four people in the same local government area and killed four people.

A local who preferred to remain anonymous for fear of being attacked said the victims were on their way back home when they were ambushed and attacked between Ikobi and Oloba villages on Monday.

According to him, the victim who was killed had just returned from Lagos recently to see his aged widowed mother when he met his untimely death.

The source said, “One person, Aminu Akanu was killed between Ikobi and Oloba at 5 pm. We buried him about 11 pm last night (Monday)

“He came from Lagos recently to see his mother. His father a police officer died some years ago.

“He went to the LG headquarters in Ugbokpo yesterday, Monday, February 19, 2024, to settle some things before coming to Ikobi and that was when he was attacked at Oloba.”

According to locals, the victims were shot around 5 pm, luckily one escaped with bullet wounds.

“Right now, as I speak to you bandits are at Akpete, (another village), burning houses,” one of the sources claimed.

When contacted, the Chairman of the Apa Development Association, Eche Ikobi, confirmed the killing.

He said they were on their bike returning to the village when they were shot.

“One died on the spot while the other person escaped with gunshot wounds. He is receiving treatment as we speak,” he said.

Meanwhile, the House of Assembly member representing Apa State Constituency, Abu Umoru, has confirmed the attacks saying soldiers have repelled the gunmen

Efforts to get the state command’s spokesperson, Catherine Anene were not successful as she did not take her calls as of press time on Tuesday.

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