At least four officers were killed and about 11 declared missing after some gunmen laid an ambush on a police team in Benue state.
A vehicle belonging to the security personnel was reportedly set on fire while some houses were also burnt during the attack which occurred when the officers were on a patrol from Anyibe to Ayilamo in Logo local government area of the state.
In a statement on Monday, Moses Yamu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Benue, confirmed the tragic incident.
He said the inspector-general of police had deployed a team which is in pursuit of the “murderous gang”.
“Sadly, at the moment, four casualties have been suffered by the police,” he said in a statement.
“Additional reinforcement (including the air asset of the police) deployed by the inspector-general of police is in pursuit of the murderous gang.
“They shall definitely be apprehended with their weapons of destruction and made to face the full wrath of the law.”