…As Suswam Calls For Calm
From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Wednesday declared that killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, elder brother to the Senator representing Benue North East, Senator Gabriel Suswam must be apprehended and made to face justice.
The AUTHORITY however gathered that Senator Gabriel Suswam, in a statement also on Wednesday appealed for calm.
Ortom said his administration will give security operatives maximum support to ensure that killers of Dr Suswam are arrested and made to the face consequences of their action.
Ortom in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Terver Akase, a copy of which was seen by the AUTHORITY stressed that his administration will not surrender Benue to criminals, and gave assurance that killers and kidnapers operating in Sankera axis of the State won’t go unpunished.
He sympathized with Senator 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.
The Governor prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the loss.
Dr Terkura Suswam, immediate elder brother to Senator Gabriel Suswam was shot dead by unknown gunmen at about 8pm on Tuesday at his country home of Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State.
A philanthropist, University lecturer, politician and community leader, the late Terkura who held one of the highest honorific traditional title of “Zege Iwanger I Tiv”( Great illumination of the Tiv Nation) in Tiv land was loved by all who interacted with him this medium gathered.