Gunmen assassinate Radio Nigeria staff, one other in Benue State – Gov Ortom described it as unacceptable

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, 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.

Also, 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, has said that the victims were killed in 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.

While, reacting in a statement through 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.

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

The Governor prayed that God grant the deceased eternal rest.


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