Suspected Gunmen Allegedly Killed Civil Defence Officer

Suspected Gunmen Allegedly Killed Civil Defence Officer

Gunmen suspected to be of Fulani herdsmen extraction have allegedly assassinated an Inspector with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) in Benue State.

The deceased,Joseph Ochogwu, was said to be an Idoma man from Benue South Senatorial zone.

A release by Ekunola Gbenga, the Media Assistant to the Commandant-General
of Corps to stated that the Corps Commandant in Benue the state, Mr. Isah Kamilu Ado confirmed the killing, during the handing over of over 460 cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen that were impounded by the Livestock Guards for violating the anti-grazing law of the State.

The release stated that Inspector Ochogwu was killed in Guma Local Government Area in his line of duty, a fortnight ago.

The release further stated that the NSCDC Chief had already set up an investigation panel to unravel the dastardly murder of the gallantly officer whose corpse, he said, had been deposited in the mortuary awaiting burial on April 30 this year.

It further disclosed that the North Central Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Danladi Ciroma, was cooperating with the Corps to apprehend the perpetrators for possible prosecution.

It also stated that Alhaji Ciroma, confirmed the killing of the NSCDC officer, said Ochogwu was murdered while trying to ensure peace in the state.