Four police officers were killed and at least 11 declared missing after some gunmen laid an ambush on a police team in Benue state.

A vehicle belonging to the security personnel was reportedly set on fire while some houses were also burnt during the attack which occurred when the officers were on a patrol from Anyibe to Ayilamo in Logo local government area of the state.

The police public relations officer (PPRO) in Benue, Moses Yamu confirmed this in a statement released on Monday.

The statement indicated that the inspector-general of police had deployed a team which is in pursuit of the “murderous gang”.

“Sadly, at the moment, four casualties have been suffered by the police,” Yamu said in the statement.

“Additional reinforcement (including the air asset of the police) deployed by the inspector-general of police is in pursuit of the murderous gang.

“They shall definitely be apprehended with their weapons of destruction and made to face the full wrath of the law.”

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