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Gunmen kill Businessman in Benue community



Rampaging gunmen have killed a popular businessman, Onche Jonah in Naka town, headquarters of Gwer West council of Benue State.

The business man fondly called Salco, was shot dead on Sunday morning by assailants suspected to be robbers.

It was learnt the incident took place in Naka, a busy town located on Makurdi-Adoka-Ankpa Road, about 24km from Makurdi, the state capital.

A community source by Torna Udam, said the robbers equally shot and killed one of their gang members, who was reportedly arrested last year wearing military camouflage alongside two others.

It was gathered the three-man robbery gang who were terrorising the community might been responsible for the the attack.

The source said the gunmen stormed Jonah’s house at about 2am on Sunday after scaling the fence.

“They also ransacked other occupants’ apartments, carting away their valuables.

“After the gunmen fled, residents rushed into the compound only to find the businessman’s body in a pool of blood in his room.

“They equally found the body of one of the gunmen but It was unclear if he was killed by his gang members or by the house occupants.

The police in the community added that the matter would be transferred to the state command for proper investigation.