Some gunmen in Benue State have killed an Assistant Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Abeeka Abeeka.
Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, in a statement on Wednesday said the deceased was responding to a distress call in his neighbourhood after news filtered that unknown assailants were invading the community when his was killed.
Gbenga said, "The killing of the officer took place at Akile Village under Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko Road about 4am on Monday outside the officer’s house when some youth shot to death the officer and took to their heels.
"The late officer was woken up following the alarm raised by neighbours that some people were coming to attack the village.
"It was gathered that as soon as Abeeka stepped out his house, one of the gunmen opened fire and killed him.
"Tyo Mu community had witnessed a series of clashes in recent times between the indigenes and settlers over land dispute.”
He added that the NSCDC has commenced investigation into the matter while launching a manhunt for the assailants.