The Police Command in Benue has confirmed the killing of Dr Terkula Suswam, an elder brother of Sen. Gabriel Suswam, by gunmen at Anyiin on Tuesday evening.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Catherine Anene who gave the confirmation on Wednesday in Makurdi explained that Dr Suswam and his aide were shot dead by unknown gunmen who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle.
The statement read that; ” A team of police officers on patrol in the area rushed to the scene and conveyed the victims to NKST Anyiin Hospital where they were eventually confirmed dead.
“Their corpses have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy.
“While commiserating with family members and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation to ensure that the perpetrators of this gruesome murder are apprehended and justice is served.
“Anyiin town has been cordoned off by additional police teams deployed to assist the Division to nip this crime in the bud, ” the statement said
The late Suswam was an industrialist, owner of Ashiwaves, an FM radio station in the state, a chieftain of the PDP and a traditional title holder.