Unknown gunmen have killed the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ward chairman of Gboko south, Tersoo Ahu today Sunday, February 7.
Ahu and other APC ward excos were said to be engaged in the training of party officials for membership registration and revalidation exercise when gunmen stormed the venue with clubs, cutlass as well as iron and manhandled him.
Confirming the incident, the publicity secretary of the APC, Benue chapter, James Orgunga, said the ward chairman who sustained serious injuries during the attack died later at a public hospital in Gboko.
It is alleged that the attack is unconnected with the crisis within the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Also confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Kate Anene, said
“Yes I can confirm the attack and killing of the APC ward chairman in Gboko, our men rushed to the scene but the suspects fled. However we have identified them and very soon we shall pick them up”