Breaking: Tension as elder brother of former Nigerian governor is shot dead

Breaking: Tension as elder brother of former Nigerian governor is shot dead

- Suspected assassins have carried out a killing in Logo local government area in Benue state

- The reason for the attack has not been ascertained yet

- Gabriel Suswam has not made any official statement about the killing of his brother

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Terkula Suswam, the older brother of former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, has been assassinated.

PM News reported that Terkula was killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night, March 2, between 7-8pm at a petrol station in the country home in Anyiin, Logo local government area in Benue state.

Breaking: Gunmen kill elder brother of former Nigerian governor
Senator Gabriel Suswam represents Benue North East in the National Assembly. Photo: Gabriel Suswam
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He was reportedly assassinated alongside his aide in a building directly opposite his private residence in the town.

The killers who were said to have arrived in a Toyota Corolla reportedly opened fire on both men and ensured they were dead before they speed off.

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An eyewitness told The Nation newspaper reported that the brother of the former governor attempted to run away but was gunned down before he could escape.

No arrests have been made over the incident.

In another news, the war of very harsh words between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue and his Bauchi counterpart, Bala Mohammed, was finally put to an end in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Tuesday, March 2.

After days of exchange unpleasant allegations and aspersions, the warring governors who both belong to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were reconciled by Governor Nyesom Wike in his private residence, The Nation reported.

Wike and Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa jointly convened a meeting in which Ortom and Mohammed reached a truce.

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Meanwhile, in what will gladden the hearts of herders in Benue state, some cows have been released by the state government after their owners paid fines worth N5 million.

The cows, 210 in number were earlier confiscated by the state livestock guards at Mbala, Makurdi, and Gbajimba in Guma local government area of the state.

According to the commander of the Benue State Livestock Guards, Linus Zaki, herders must stop violating the open grazing prohibition law of 2017, Channels TV reported.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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