Benue State Police Command have confirmed the death of Terhemen Tyavbi during an affray between motorcyclists and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Kwande Local Government Area.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Catherine Anene told newsmen that the motorcyclists tried to stop policemen from arresting two persons in possession of illegal arms.
Anene said that Tyavbi and Ishima Iorhemen, who sustained gunshots injuries during the scuffle, were immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment.
She explained that while Tyavbi died at the hospital, Iorhemen was responding to treatment.
The spokesperson denied that there was deliberate shooting of any person by the policemen.