Suswam’s elder brother, aide shot dead


Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed to ensure that the killers of Senrato Gabriel Suswam’s elder brother are arrested and brought to  justice.
Ortom said this in a statement 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.
” Governor 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 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.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident in Makurdi, said: “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.
” 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.


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