Friday, 13 March 2015

2 PDP Leaders Killed By Gunmen In Makurdi

The Police in Benue have confirmed the killing of two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Gbinde village in Ushongo Local Government Area by gunmen.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Austin Ezeani, told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN, yesterday, in Makurdi that the deceased, Agbatse Tarkighir and Degeh Ayaahemba, were, PDP leaders at council level.

Ezeanin said the victims were travelling from Katsina-Ala to Adikpo on Wednesday evening when another vehicle overtook their bus, opened fire and killed the two.

He said two other passengers in the bus, who sustained various degrees of injuries, were receiving treatment at a hospital at Ushongo, while the corpses had been deposited at the General Hospital, Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area.

Ezeani said the motive of the killing had yet to be established, but assured that the police would not rest until the culprits were brought to book.

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