Police Confirm Arrest Of 6 Over Killing Of Benue APC Ward Chairman

Benue state command of the Nigeria police force have arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of Tersoo Ahu, an APC Ward Chairman in Gboko Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the spokesman, DSP Catherine Anene on Wednesday in Makurdi confirmed that the Markurdi Zonal headquarters of the police would conduct further investigation into the killing.

Recall that EagleReporters reported Ahu was allegedly killed on Feb. 7 by unknown persons, claiming to be members of a faction of the party APC.

The deceased and other members of the party were attacked during the training of ward supervisors and polling unit officers for the on-going APC registration and revalidation exercise.

Anene said Ahu’s assailants hit his head with a piece of wood that led to severe skull injury and died thereafter in a hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention.

According to reports, the suspects were provoked that the venue for the training was different from the agreed venue by the factions.

“The attackers came with stones and wood and started throwing them at the venue of the training. One of them hit the chairman with a wood and he fell down. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.

“Several other persons also sustained injuries during the attack,’’ Anene said.

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