Waylaying gunmen locally known as bandits have stormed the metropolis of Benue State killing Fred Akaayar, a mass communication lecturer at the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba State, two policemen and other two residents.
The bandits, WikkiTimes gathered wreak havoc in Guma and Ukum Local Government Areas of the state. Reports had it that the police officers were killed at Yelewata area of Guma LGA, a town bordering Benue and Nasarawa States.
Akaayar, the university lecturer and two others were trapped at Jootar in Ukum LGA, a border community between Benue and Taraba States on Thursday night.
Catherine Anene, the spokesperson for the Benue State Police Command confirmed the Guma incident, according to Daily Post.
She said, “I received information about two policemen killed in an operation but I am yet to receive details please,” the PPRO stated in a reply to a text message sent by our correspondent”.