Sunday, 03 November 2019 16:28

Gov Ortom reacts as gunmen assassinate Radio Nigeria staff, one other in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the state Police and other security agencies to ensure that killers of Mr Patrick Kumbul, the Head of ICT Unit at Harvest FM Makurdi are arrested and brought to justice.

Recall that the Benue Police Command on Sunday confirmed the assassination of Mr Patrick Kumbul, head of ICT, Radio Nigeria Harvest FM Makurdi, and one Shongo Wuester by unknown gunmen in Makurdi.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Sewuese Anene, had said that the victims were killed on Saturday night.
Anene said the victims who were killed along Amokachi Lane, Low Level Makurdi were already deposited at the mortuary while the Police have commenced full investigation into matter.

Reacting, Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase on Sunday described the killing as unacceptable.

He urged residents of the state and neighbouring towns to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest of the killers.

The Governor also sympathized with the entire Kumbul family, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Harvest FM staff in particular over the painful loss.

He prayed that God grant the deceased eternal rest.

 

DP

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