From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Uknown gunmen Saturday night shot and killed Mr. Orkuma Amaa-Bai in Gboko ,Gboko local government area of Benue state.
The late Orkuma is the first son of Prince Yandev Amaa-Bai, a National Ex- Officio Member of the People’s Democratic Party( PDP).
Yandev was also the Director of Security and Intelligence of the PDP Campaign Organization during the just concluded general elections and was believed to be one of the persons that ensured victory for the party in Gboko local government area.
According to eyewitness account, Orkuma , himself an active member of the PDP was shot to death by unknown gunmen who trailed him to a location where they cut- shot his life at about 10: pm in the presence of unlookers.
Prince Amaa- Bai, father of the slain PDP member while confirming the sad incidence lamented the tragedy saying it was most unfortunate.
Reacting, The People’s Democratic Party in Benue state said the incidence was barbaric and unacceptable.
In a statement by it’s Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom, the Party said while it was too early to draw conclusions, it however called on security agencies to act fast with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the murder.
Efforts to get police confirmation failed as attempts to get across to the force spokesperson in the state proved abortive.