Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has promised that the killers of Terkura Suswam, ex-Governor Senator Gabriel Suswam’s elder brother, will be arrested and prosecuted.
Terkura Suswam, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ashitech Group of Companies, was reportedly shot and killed by gunmen at a petrol station in Anyiin, Logo, on Tuesday night.
In a statement released by Terver Akase, the Governor’s chief press secretary, Ortom expressed his condolences to the victim’s family.
The governor also pledged his full support to security operatives in the state in their efforts to arrest the killers and bring them to justice.
“The killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam, must be apprehended and brought to justice,” he said.
“The governor said his administration will give security operatives maximum support to ensure that killers of Dr Suswam are arrested and made to face the consequences of their action.
“Gov. 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 governor sympathised with Sen. Suswam and the rest of the family, as well as the entire people of Logo Local Government Area over the painful death of Chief Terkura Suswam.
“He prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.”