Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:42 pm
The police have confirmed the killing of one of its officers, Sgt. Bawa Ekoja, by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Thursday.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Daniel Ezeala, confirmed the killing in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
He said the assailants shot Ekoja several times in the back while riding his bicycle home after closing from night duty at the police headquarters.
Ezeala said the assailants fled in an ash coloured Camry car after killing the policeman.
He said the Police has commenced investigations into the killing urging residents to cooperate with the police to ensure the killers are brought to book.
Meanwhile, the police have intensified a “stop and search” operation within Makurdi metropolis.