Gunmen kill another traditional head in Benue

Gunmen have killed a traditional head of Ushir Kindred, Chief Yimaorga Asogo of Shitile Clan in Kastina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

This is coming exactly one year after the killing of another traditional ruler of Mbayongo district in same Kastina Ala, Tyooor Awuha Alev, by unknown gunmen at his palace in Vingir village.

The State Police Command Public Relations’ Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed yesterday that the latest killing of Asogo took place last Thursday.

Yamu said the police received report at about midnight on the said day by the deceased’s son that seven gunmen dressed in military uniform broke into the residence of his father at Asogo village.

The police spokesman said the deceased was abducted by the armed assailants from his residence after he was asked the whereabouts of certain individuals of the community.

“The deceased, as we learnt, was taken away and, by the next day, his corpse was found by a primary school at Asogo village,” Yamu said.

He said investigation into the killing of the late community leader of Shiakpev -Kpav Yooyo Ward in Katsina Ala LGA has commenced with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.


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