Police confirm killing of Sen. Suswam’s elder brother, promise discreet investigation



Police Command in Benue has confirmed killing of Dr Terkula Suswam, an elder brother of Sen. Gabriel Suswam, by gunmen at Anyiin on Tuesday evening.

confirmation is contained in a statement signed by command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Catherine Anene,on Wednesday in Makurdi.

” At about 1930hrs information was received that while Dr Terkura Suswam  and  his aide, Mr Solomon, sat opposite  his house at Elohim Plaza, Anyiin,to supervise repairs at said plaza, yet-to-be identified gunmen,  who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle, and shot him and his aide.

” A team of police officers on patrol in the area rushed to the scene and conveyed the to NKST Anyiin Hospital where they were eventually confirmed dead.

“Their corpses have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy.

“While commiserating with family   and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation to ensure perpetrators of this gruesome are apprehended and is .

“Anyiin town has been cordoned off by additional police teams to assist the Division to nip this crime in the bud, ” the statement said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports late Suswam was an industrialist, owner of  Ashiwaves, an FM radio station in the , a chieftain of the PDP and a traditional tittle holder. (NAN)