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Benue Police confirms murder of Community leader


Benue State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a community leader, one Godwin Gbaiur, by yet to be identified gunmen, during the early hours of Saturday in Kastina Ala Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Spokesman of Police in the State, Mr. Moses Joel Yamu, the incident happened at about 6:48am yesterday at the victim’s resident in Kastina Ala town.

“One Godwin Gbajur (Katsina-Ala Township Leader aka Tor Gari) was assassinated in his GRA residence at the outskirts of Katsina-Ala LGA by two armed bandits,” he said.

Yamu explained that an eye witness accounted that, the assassins rode on two Bajaj motorcycles to the house of the victim and inquired from him if he was Godwin, which he answered in affirmative before he was eventually shot dead.

He revealed that eight empty shells of AK-47 ammunition were recovered at the scene while preliminary investigation revealed that the assassins are gang members of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as “Ghana,” the notorious wanted criminal in the state.

The police spokesman however noted that efforts were ongoing to ensure that the bandits are arrested and brought to book.

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