Report revealed that gunmen on Wednesday shot and killed An Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. Baba Ibrahim, who was a member of Task Force on Cattle Rustling in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Benue State command Public Relations Officer, Austin Ezeani, confirmed the report and said the murdered ASP was on a special assignment from Abuja.
Ezeani added that Ibrahim was heading a team of officers set up to unravel alleged cattle rustling in the area.
According to the PPRO, some hoodlums, riding in a read Toyota car, opened fire on the van conveying Ibrahim and other team members as they made their way into the main motor park in Katsina-Ala.
He said Ibrahim was later confirmed dead at an undisclosed hospital while the other officers were receiving treatment in the hospital.
Ezeani said the command was on the trail of the assailants.
He expressed worry that firearms were now in the hands of criminals, who had continued to kill innocent people.