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War in Agatu as Fulani Herdsmen, Army exchange bullets, policeman kidnapped

Written By Idoma Television on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 6:31:00 AM

Fulani herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped a police man after engaging a joint team of the Nigerian Army and Mobile Police Force personnel in Agatu, Benue state in a gun duel.

 

One of the policemen, Corporal Ebiakpo Akparakazi, was also reported missing during the attack.
The Benue state police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, who confirmed the incident, said  that search teams have been sent out to find the missing officer.

Another youth, Inalegwu Chele, was also reported missing during the attack.

It was gathered that the herdsmen opened fire on the security team who were on their way to investigate an alleged killing of two youths, after receiving a distress call.

Reports also say the two youths who were allegedly shot by the herdsmen were rescued, and are now receiving treatment.

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