From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Some gunmen suspected to be loyal to late notorious Benue warlord, Terwase Akwaza alias Gana yesterday morning reportedly attacked Tse Harga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government area of Benue State killing a Police Officer.
This was even as troops of the Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), in collaboration with the Police neutralized one of the suspected attackers who was caught with over 200 rounds of ammunitions.
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the sleepy community and launched an attack on the people in the area without provocation.
Tse Harga is part of Sankera axis where the loyalists of the deceased militia kingpin have been holding sway, a development which made the state government to place a dusk to dawn curfew as well as ban the use of motorcycles and Toyota Camry popularly known as Duck Nyash to avert further criminal and armed banditry activities in the axis.
The Sankera axis comprises of three local government areas of Logo, Ukum and Katsina-Ala which had been hotbed of violent attacks for sometime now.
Sources from Harga community who spoke to newsmen by telephone but pleaded anonymity said the attackers arrived at about 4am while the people were still sleeping.