Ebun Francis || One of the police officers who went missing in Benue State on Saturday following an ambush by suspected Fulani herdsmen has been found dead.
The remains of the officer, said to be a sergeant, was found in the bush on Monday morning and had been deposited at a morgue in Anyiin, another town in Logo LGA, according to a report in PT.
The dead officer, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was amongst the four mobile police officers that went missing following an ambush on their patrol vehicle in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday.
Two of the missing police officers returned safely to their base on Sunday.
Enoch Nyikyaa, a chief in Logo LGA, said he saw the remains of the officer in Azege on Monday morning.
Terkura Suswam, a politician and founder of Ashi Polytechnic in Anyiin, said the officer’s body arrived at NKST Hospital in Anyiin Monday morning.
With the latest development, one of the missing officers from the ambush has still not been accounted for.
Benue State Police Command while confirming the incident said the body of the officer was retrieved in unflattering condition, as the eyes, ears, and nose were removed.
The command spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, in a statement in Makurdi on Monday, regretted the suspected murder of one of the remaining two missing policemen.
The command, however, expressed its commitment to ensuring the security of lives and property in the state.