GOV ORTOM URGES POLICE TO FIND THE KILLERS OF KUMBUL
Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has charged security agencies in the state to fish out killers of Mr Patrick Kumbul, Head of ICT Unit, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Harvest FM Makurdi.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Benue, DSP Catherine Anene, had confirmed that Kumbul was killed on Saturday night along with his neighbour, Mr Wuester Shongo.
Anene said the two men were killed on Amokachi Lane, Low Level, Makurdi, and that the Police had started full investigation into the matter.
A statement issued on Sunday in Makurdi by Mr Terver Akase, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, quotes Ortom as ordering security agents to ensure that the perpetrators of the double homicide were brought to justice.
The governor described as unacceptable the murder of Kumbul by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in front of his house in Makurdi.
He urged residents of the state capital and neighbouring towns to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest of the killers.
Ortom sympathised with the entire Kumbul family, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Harvest FM staff in particular over the painful loss and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
The General Manager of the Radio Station, Mr Akange Nyagba, said body of his deceased colleague had been deposited in the mortuary.
Nyagba further called for full investigation into the matter and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.