Gunmen on Tuesday killed Chief Terkula Suswam, an elder brother of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam at his home town in Logo Local Government Area.
The incident was said to have occurred about 5:00pm at the deceased’s residence in Anyin, a rural town in Logo.
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The deceased, a proprietor of Ashi Waves (radio station) and Ashi Polytechnic was said to be supervising a new building project close to his residence when the gunmen drove in a car to the spot where he sat down and shot him dead.
A close source to the family who didn’t want his name mentioned, told our correspondent by telephone, that Chief Terkula was killed by some gunmen whose identity were yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile Gov. Samuel Ortom has vowed to ensure that the killers are arrested and brought to justice.
Ortom said this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Terver Akase, on Wednesday in Makurdi.
” The killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam, must be apprehended and brought to justice,” the statement said.
It said the governor assured security operatives in the state of maximum support to apprehend the killers and ensure that justice was served.
” The governor said his administration will give security operatives maximum support to ensure that killers of Dr Suswam are arrested and made to the face the consequences of their action.
” Gov. Ortom stresses that his administration will not surrender Benue to criminals, and gives assurance that killers and kidnapers operating in Sankera axis of the State won’t go unpunished,” the statement said.
It also said that the governor sympathised with Sen. 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.
He prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, the Police Command in Benue said it had cordoned off Anyiin town, where the deceased was shot by his assailants on Tuesday evening while supervising the repairs of his plaza