Businessman shot dead in Benue

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the death of a businessman, Mr Felix Toechukwu, after he was shot by unknown gun men.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Moses Yamu, who confirmed the killing in Makurdi, said Toechukwu was shot by assailants on Saturday evening.

He said the deceased was robbed at gun point in his house at the close of business.

Yamu said that the robbers had trailed him from his shop to his house at Nyiman where they dispossessed him of cash and other valuables.

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He said the deceased, however, died on Sunday morning at a private hospital where he was receiving treatment.

The PPRO said the police were yet to establish the motive for the killing but said investigations were in top gear to bring the killers to book.

He urged the public to provide security agencies with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.