Community Police: Local Vigilante Will Not Bear Arms – Police Insists

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 confirmation is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Catherine Anene,on Wednesday in Makurdi.

“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.

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“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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late Suswam was an industrialist, owner of  Ashiwaves, an FM radio station in the state, a chieftain of the PDP and a traditional tittle holder.