3 Fulani Herdsmen Killed In Gun Battle With Police During Highway Robbery...

3 Fulani Herdsmen Killed In Gun Battle With Police During Highway Robbery In Asaba

By Vanguard on May 1, 2014
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This picture taken on June 5, 2013 shows Nigerian police part of the joint forces in Borno state posing prior to a patrol in Maiduguri. | AFP/Quentin Leboucher

Three Fulani herdsmen were, yesterday, killed in a gun battle with the police when they were allegedly caught in the act robbing motorists plying Asaba-Benin highway.

This came barely one week after  Governor  Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State set up a task force to checkmate the movement of the herdsmen, which he said  was posing a security threat.

Addressing newsmen in Asaba, yesterday, the State Police Command’s spokesperson, Celestina Kalu said: Operatives of Special anti-robbery squad  (SARS) Asaba received information that hoodlums were sighted in the forest linking Issele-Azagba/Ibusa and Ogwashi-Uku.”

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