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Gunmen kill volunteer guard, kidnap 2 in Benue

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Gunmen believed to be bandits have shot an officer of Benue State Volunteer Guards (BSCVG) dead and abducted two people in Ugba rural town of Logo Local Government Area of the state.

The incident reportedly happened around 3pm on Monday.

According to media reports, the two people kidnapped by the gunmen include the Principal of Ugondo College in Ugba, Abraham Yangeve popularly known as Spaco and the wife of a proprietor of Gifted Nursery and Primary School in Ugba.

They said the criminal elements drove in a car to the town, carted away two other cars and an undisclosed amount of money as well as telephone handsets from customers at Dex Joint situated close to Izupet filling station where they also robbed their victims.

It was gathered that the volunteer guard was shot at a checkpoint where he and his colleagues mounted a roadblock to prevent the robbers from escaping.

Witnesses said that the wounded personnel was however rushed to General Hospital, Ugba.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of BCVG, Ahokegh Collins Terkimbi said that the personnel shot by the gunmen died.

Meanwhile, Benue police command is yet to issue a statement in respect to the development.

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