Benue State Commissioner of Police, Paul Yakadi has said his command will do everything possible to apprehend the killers of Mr Denen Igbana, the senior special assistant on special security to the state Governor, Samuel Ortom who was assassinated Friday at his residence in Tionsha area of Makurdi, the state capital.
Residents say the deceased mentioned the name of his killer while pleading for his life before he was shot dead.
Speaking on behalf of his townsmen, Ijir Thomas Ayakpam, a leader in Tionsha community, said: “The gunmen rode on motorcycles, they came in their large numbers and surrounded the area. The residents were deeply asleep because it was about 12.32 am.
“They started shooting as Denen arrived home in his Hilux van, he managed to escape but they pursued him as you can see the blood in front of the building in the neigbourhood. People were afraid of coming out because the shooting was scaring. But Denen was wailing calling for help as he mentioned the name of a notorious criminal who was recently granted amnesty by the governor. The killers retreated and Denen was quickly conveyed to the hospital where he died.”
The police Commissioner however said no arrest had been made but assured that findings of their investigation, which is ongoing, will be made available to the public in a few days.
“Although no arrest has so far being made as to the murder of the SSA but we have commence serious investigation and I bet you, in just few days you and the entire world we hear from us and whatever effort we have made, we shall make it public.” Yakadi said.
DENE IGBANA'S DEATH: Police promise to make their investigation public in a few days
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