Wednesday, 03 March 2021 11:25

How gunmen killed Suswam’s elder brother, Terkula Suswam - Police

Terkula Suswam Terkula Suswam

Gunmen have killed Terkula Suswam, an elder brother of Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue state.

His aide, Solomon, was also killed by the gunmen.

Catherine Anene, police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Both of them were said to have been killed at Terkula’s hometown in Anyiin LGA of the state on Tuesday evening.

“At about 1930hrs, information was received that while Dr Terkura Suswam and his aide, Mr Solomon, sat opposite his house at Elohim Plaza, Anyiin to supervise repairs at the said plaza, yet-to-be-identified gunmen, who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle, attacked and shot him and his aide,” Anene said in a statement.

“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 late Terkula was the owner of Ashiwaves, an FM radio station in the state.

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