Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has said the killers of Terkura Suswam, the elder brother of Senator Gabriel Suswam, a former governor of the state, must be apprehended and prosecuted.
Governor Ortom said this in a statement issued by Terver Akase, his Chief Press Secretary, on Wednesday, in reaction to the assassination of the elder Suswam.
According to the governor, his administration will give security operatives maximum support to ensure that the killers are arrested and made to face the consequences of their action.
“Governor 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 statement added.
The governor sympathised with Senator Suswam and the rest of the family, as well as the entire people of Logo Local Government Area over the killing of their kinsman.
A group of gunmen on Tuesday night killed Terkura Suswam, the elder brother to Senator Suswam, who represents Benue North-East Senatorial District.
His aide, simply identified as Mr Solomon, was also killed by the gunmen.
According to the police, the attack took place when Suswam and his aide sat opposite his house at Elohim Plaza Anyiin to supervise repairs at the plaza. The gunmen who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle attacked and shot them.