- Terkura Suswam, the brother of Senator Suswam, met his end in the hands of unknown gunmen on Tuesday, March 2
- Governor Ortom is not happy about this and has vowed to deal with the killers
- The Benue governor assured that the state will not be surrendered to criminals
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has vowed to ensure that the killers of Senator Gabriel Suswam’s elder brother are arrested and made to face the consequences of their action.
In a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, on Wednesday, March 3, and seen by Legit.ng, the governor said the killers would not go unpunished.
“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."
According to the Benue governor, security operatives will be getting maximum support from his administration to make sure the perpetrators of the evil act are apprehended and made to face the law.
The statement added:
“Gov. 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 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 their son.
He prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported about the assassination of Terkura, an elder brother of former governor Suswam.
It was reported that Terkura was killed by unknown gunmen on the night of Tuesday, March 2, between 7-8 pm at a petrol station in the country home in Anyiin, Logo local government area in of the state.
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.
An eyewitness said that the brother of the former governor attempted to run away but was gunned down before he could escape.
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