Bandits Kill Vigilante Guard in Benue

Suspected bandits invaded Logo Local Government Area of Benue State and killed a vigilante officer wirh the Benue State Community Volunteer Guard (BSCVG).

The terrorists also injured others. Confirming the attack, Salome Tor, chairman of the local government who spoke to Daily Trust stated that the vigilante personnel Saater Apera was killed when the bandits ambushed the volunteer guards and opened fire on them.

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“They ambushed and opened fire on the victims and murdered Mr Saater Apera. They also shot and injured Mr. Bartholomew and one other. The bandits also made away with the Bajaah (BM100) motorcycle belonging to BSCVG in UK/Tswarev council ward,” he said.

She explained that the incident took place at Tse Anwhwan village along Iorza – Jootar Road on Friday after the vigilante group were returning from the Ugba police station in Logo government.

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“On 30th June 2023 at about 8 pm, armed bandits attacked members of BSCVG at Tse Anwhwan on Iorza – Jootar Road while returning from Ugba Police Divisional Headquarters where they took a criminal who was caught with a stolen ram,” the chairman said.

Other individuals who sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack have been taken to the hospital for treatment at the health center in Iorza village, the chairman added. 

At press time, efforts to speak with spokesperson of Benue Police Command proved abortive.


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