Gunmen have killed Terkura Suswam, elder brother to former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam.
His aide, simply identified as Mr Solomon was also killed by the gunmen.
According to the police, the attack took place on Tuesday night, when Suswam and his aide sat opposite his house at Elohim Plaza Anyiin to supervise repairs at the plaza.
The gunmen who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle attacked and shot them.
The police statement which was signed by the spokesperson in the state, Anene Sewuese Catherine added that victims were rushed to NKST Anyii hospital where they were eventually confirmed dead.
“Corpses have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy,” the statement added.
The Commissioner of Police has since ordered an investigation to ensure that perpetrators of the murder are apprehended and justice is served.
The police also announced that Anyiin town has been cordoned by additional police teams deployed to assist the Division to go after the killers.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom in reaction to the incident says killers of Terkura Suswam must be apprehended and brought to justice.
The Governor says his administration will give security operatives maximum support to ensure that killers of Dr Suswam are arrested and made to the face consequences of their actions.
Governor Ortom stresses that his administration will not surrender Benue State to criminals and assured that the killers and kidnappers operating in Sankera axis of the State won’t go unpunished.
He sympathised with Senator Suswam and the rest of the family, as well as the entire people of Logo Local Government Area over the painful death of Chief Terkura Suswam.
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