One of the two policemen declared missing after an encounter with Fulani herdsmen in Benue State on Saturday has been found dead.
Four policemen were initially declared missing after they were ambushed by herdsmen in Tse Akpan in Logo Local Government but two returned unhurt.
The policeman’s body was found in the bush in Azege, Tombo Ward yesterday by a police search team. It was dismembered.
Benue Police spokesman Moses Yamu said the body had been deposited in the mortuary.
He did not disclose the name and rank of the policeman but said the police would remain undaunted in their efforts to tackle insecurity.
There is no trace yet of the remaining policeman, he said. Also in a related event yesterday, bodies of two officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were found in Awanger village in Guma Local Government. They were also believed to have been killed by herdsmen.
No official of the NSCDC was available to comment yesterday.