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Eid-el-Fitr: Police places 5,000 personnel on red alert in Benue

Benue State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said that the Command has placed about 5,000 of its personnel on red alert to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state.

Addressing newsmen in Makurdi, Owoseni said: “We have placed our officers and men, about 5,000, on red alert to ensure that there are no security breaches in the course of the celebrations in Benue State.

“Besides, increased Police visibility, joint motorised patrols with sister-security agencies and covert operations, have been put in place.”

Meanwhile, reports say at least, five people, including two brothers, have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Logo area of the state.

It was gathered that the attackers who have taken over a large expanse of forests in Logo, usually mounted roadblocks in the area before killing their unsuspecting victims, retreat and disappear into the forests.

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